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William Parker Thomas

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William Parker Thomas (1877- )

1877 August 30th. Born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Educated Hooton College, Cheshire; Technical College, Coventry;

Pupil at the Cambrian Railway's locomotive works, Oswestry.

Joined Motor Manufacturing Co., Coventry,

Moved to Daimler

1901 Commenced business in Cardiff as the South Wales Motor Co

Drove in the International T.T. Races in 1905 and 1906

1910 Rejoined Daimler for whom he worked until 1914.

1911 Living at Dolgian, Whitchurch, Glamorgan, William Parker Thomas (age 32 born Newtown, Montgom.), Automobile Engineer - Motor Manufacturer. With his wife Nancy Parker Thomas (age 29 born Neath). One servant.[1]

WWI: Responsible for manufacture of Daimler Commercial Chassis; in charge of Daimler Hire and purchased Princes Skating Rink, Knightsbridge for Daimler Hire Depot;

Joined Studebaker Ltd., as Gen. Man. and Dir.

1925 March. Purchased business of G. H. Cox and Co, later carried on under the title of Parker Thomas and Co.

1934 Proprietor of Parker Thomas and Co, Southsea.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census