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John Wilmott Marshall

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John Wilmott Marshall (1905- ), presumably of Marshall, Drew and Co

1905 January: Born in Simla, Bengal, India, son of John Hubert Marshall, archaeologist, and his wife Florence Elsie[1]

1911 Florence Ellen Marshall 37, Marie Antionette Marshall 58, John Wilmott Marshall 5, Margaret Annie Marshall 3 were visitors in Torquay

1915-21 Educated at Worthing prep school and Haileybury College

1921 Travelled to India, a school boy[2]

1925-27 Attended Cambridge University studying engineering; graduated B.A. Eng.

Member of C. U. A. C. where he successfully competed on Norton motorcycles[3]

1926 Vacation work at A. Ransome and Co, tool room practice

1927-8 Working at H. R. Ricardo and Co, Shoreham, on I.C. engine research and testing

1928-31 Assistant transportation officer, Bengal-Nagpur Railway

1931-2 With Amherst Villiers Airmotors, West London, on factory design, aero-engine test plant and machine tools.

1932 Working as an internal combustion engineer, at Pembridge Crescent, London, on design, manufacture and marketing a range of superchargers and high speed i.c. engines.

1932 Proposed for membership of I Mech E but the committee did not put forward a motion for membership.

1933 Patent on improvements in superchargers for use with internal combustion engines.

1939 Living in Pembridge Crescent, London, Setter & Cam Designer, B & S Automatics[4]

1945 Married Daphne Eleanor Black in Lunesdale[5]

1951 An industrial consultant when he arrived in London from Beira with Daphne Eleanor Marshall, 32[6]

1954-66 Several patents on rotary machines, compressors, pumps and engines (of Weybridge and later of Royston).

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Departing passengers
  3. [1]
  4. 1939 register
  5. BMD
  6. Incoming passengers
  • Mechanical Engineer records