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John Thomas Ireland

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John Thomas Ireland (1877-1932)

1907 Married Minnie Angel Lowe in Bridgnorth[1]

1911 John Richard (sic) Ireland 34, electrical engineer in the motor industry, working on own account, lived in Wolverhampton with his wife Minnie Angel Ireland 22, their 3 children (John Richard Ireland, Nowele Angel and Dara Angel), in the house of Minnie's father, James Lowe[2]

1913 J. T. Ireland and Co were motor car manufacturers[3]

WWI Served in the RAF

1932 Died in Wolverhampton

1932/33 Obituary [4]

John Thomas Ireland was born in 1877 and received his technical education at St. Peter's Collegiate School, Wolverhampton.

He obtained his shop training in the works of the Electric Construction Co, Bushbury, and subsequently with the Eadie Manufacturing Co, Redditch.

1904 Patented an improved wheel of the artillery type for cars

After spending several years in the Motor Department of the latter Company he commenced in business on his own account as a motor engineer in Wolverhampton, and in 1912 joined Wolverhampton Motor Services and remained with this firm as Manager until 1931, when he became a Director of Ireland's Garage.

1920s Produced some motorcycles under the Bluebird name

He died on the 18th October, 1932, at the age of 55.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1924, and was actively associated with the Wolverhampton Centre as a Member of the Committee.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census
  3. 1913 Wolverhampton Red Book
  4. 1932/33 Institution of Automobile Engineers: Obituaries‎