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James Cary Elwes (1909-1988)
b: May 13, 1909, Longhair', Dorset.
Educ: Oundle School.
Joined the motor industry as pupil with John I. Thornycroft and Co., Basingstoke, 1928; appointed Managing Director, Cresta Motor Co, Worthing, 1933-39; served as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer, R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E., with B.E.F., M.E.F. and C.M.F. during Second World War; finally as Deputy Director of Mechanical Engineering, Allied Forces H.Q., mentioned in Dispatches, 1943; awarded O.B.E., 1945. Appointed Sales Manager, University Motors, Piccadilly, London, 1946;
1959 Managing Director, D. Rowe and Co, since 1953. appointed to the Board of this company and its subsidiaries, 1949. Married, and has one son.