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EARL, William Robert F.A.L.P.A. Managing Director, Carlight Trailers, Ltd., Sleaford, since 1932. b: 1908. Educ: Brighton College. Served as Capt., Lands Branch, War Department. 1939-46; Chair man, Caravan Section of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 1950-56; is also Principal, Earl and Lawrence, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, Sleaford. Recreations: ornithology. Add: Carlight Trailers, Ltd., Sleaford, Lincs. T: Sleaford 120; and Earlsholme, Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincs. T: Sleaford 389.
EASON GIBSON, John Secretary, The British Racing Drivers' Club, since 1956; Motoring Editor, Country Life, since 1946. b: November 29, 1905. Educ: Glasgow High School; Glasgow University. Engaged in family business in Scotland, 1925-31; manager and proprietor of Beecholme Motor Co., 1931-40; during this period responsible for the preparation and modification of many well-known racing and competition cars, including the rabberwock's team ot Ford V8s; raced successfully with Rileys, B.M.W.s and Lancias; Second World War. R.A.S.C. as Ammunition Officer in 1st British Infantry Division and later as Ammunition Officer in Guards Brigade, 6th Armoured Division; for a period Editor of Autocourse; has acted as team manager since the war to E.R.A., Austin-Healey and Aston Martin; author of two books on motor racing; translator and editor of many Italian works. Recreation: rose growing Club: B.R.D.C. Add: The British Racing Drivers' Club, 9 Down Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 8737; and Flat 3, 15 Chelsea Embankment, London, S.W.3. T: Flaxman 2955.
EASTWOOD, Frank Sandford C.B.E., M.Inst.T. Chairman, Traffic Commissioners; Licensing Authority, Yorkshire Traffic Area. b: December 1. 1895, Broughton. Educ: Manchester and Oxford. The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, 1915-30; served First World War, 1915-18; Regimental and Staff Service, to rank of Lieut.-Col.; Staff appointments 49th Division, the 7th Infantry Brigade, the Experimental Mechanized Force, Experimental Armoured Force; retired, 1930: trans port adviser to commercial companies, 1931-38; chairman of Traffic Commissioners, Yorkshire Traffic Area; Licensing Authority, Yorkshire Traffic Area; Regional Transport Commissioner, North East Region, 1939 to date. Club: Constitutional, London. Add: Traffic Commissioners, Yorkshire Traffic Area, 29-31 Eastgate, Leeds, 2. T: Leeds 29181; and Ridge Mount House, Leeds, 6. T: Leeds 54914.
EDGE, Stanley Howard M.I.Mech.E., M.I.M.I., M.S.A.E.. F.R.S.A. Manager, Northern and Midland Sales Office, Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., Power Jacks, Ltd., and Newton and Bennett. Ltd. b: August 5, 1903. Old Hill, Staffs. Educ: Halesowen Grammar School and studied engineer ing at Austin Motor Co., Technical College, later becoming personal draughtsman to the late Lord Austin; personally attended to all detail design of Austin 7: joined Clayton Wagon, Lincoln, 1925; left to join Triumph Cycle Co., 1927; started with Clayton Dewandre on their formation in 1928 as Assistant Chief Designer; in 1941 joined Ministry of Supply Fighting Vehicles; designed and supervised erection of Fighting Vehicle Test Establishment; joined Wheeled Vehicle T.T.2 in 1943 as Assistant Director in charge of all heavy wheeled vehicles designed until 1945, then became Acting Deputy Director, all wheeled vehicles: rejoined Clayton Dewandre in 1946 as Chief Engineer, appointed Assistant General Manager, 1948, and in February. 1956, became their Consult ant (Automotive Vehicles). Recreations: English literature and the English countryside. Married: one son. Add: Alforder House, 297 Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Acocks Green 4185.
EDWARDS, Charles Kearns M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E., Consulting Automobile and Mechanical Engineer. b: 1887, London. Educ: Regent Street Poly technic; Crystal Palace School of Engineering. Practical training. 1905-08, Thames Ironworks Ship building and Engineering Co., Ltd., all works depts.; 1908-09, draughtsman, D. Napier and Son, Acton; 1909-10, draughtsman, Thames Ironworks, Motor Dept., 1910-12, senior draughtsman, Iris Cars. Ltd.; 1912-29, with Associated Equipment Co., Ltd. and Associated Daimler Co., Ltd., holding successive positions of checker and assistant chief draughts man; chief draughtsman and designer; chief designer and engineer; assistant works manager and chief designer and engineer to both companies in turn; responsible for the design, development and research work on all London bus chassis and engines including first " one-step " entrance, and covered top buses and first Diesel-engined bus to run in London; following on special vehicles for use in First World War. 1929-32, chief engineer, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd. 1932-36, chief engineer. Guy Motors, Ltd., responsible for design and development of goods vehicles, petrol and Diesel engined passenger vehicles, trolley buses, War Office vehicles, etc., 1936-54, chief engineer, Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., Letchworth; responsible for design and development, research, etc., of vehicles for municipal cleaning, heavy fork-lift trucks and special machines for war, including tank transporters up to 40 tons; member of British Standards In titu tion and other bodies; inventor of a number of improvements in mechanisms, many of which are in current use. Recreations: rotary, motoring, shooting, swimming, photography. Add: " Fourways," South View, Letchworth, Herts. T: Letchworth 863.
EDWARDS, Courtenay Motoring Correspondent, Daily Mail since 1949 and Air Adviser to the Editor. since 1954. b: February 10, 1911, Bridgwater, Somerset. Educ: St. John's and Collegiate Schools, Bridgwater. Began newspaper career with the Weston-super Mare Gazette, subsequently becoming Chief Reporter; had further experience with the Western Gazette before joining The Southern Daily Echo at Southampton in 1938 and specializing in aviation. Joined Daily Mail in 1942 and served as a War Correspondent with R.A.F. in Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany; after the war became Air and Motoring Correspondent; Past Chairman of Circle of Aviation Writers and Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreations: gardening and motoring. Clubs: R.A.C., Press and Steering Wheel. Add: Daily Mail. Northcliffe House, London. E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 6000; and " Manor Trace," Kilne Lane, Brockham Green, Betchworth, Surrey. T: Betchworth 2266.
EDWARDS, Frank George-Davies A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.Mar.E. Chief Design and Development Engineer (Diesel Engines), Enfield Industrial Engines Co., Ltd., since 1952. b: September 30, 1920, Sandbach. Educ: Pembroke Dock County School; studied engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College. Served as student engineering apprentice with Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; afterwards as senior section engineer in Austin Experimental and Development Department for three years; joined present company in September, 1944 as chief test engineer; appointed to present position, November, 1952. Married: Barbara, nee Birch; two children. Recreations: motor sport, music and gardening. Club: Tardebigge Country Club. Add: The Enfield Industrial Engines Co.. Ltd., Redditch. T: 991-3; and Craigmore, 32 Bromfield Road, Redditch. T: 3449.
EDWARDS. Harry Norman Managing Director, Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: January 13, 1894, Bristol. Educ: Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. Served with Bristol Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., 1910-23; The Midland Railway-Carriage and Wagon Co.. Ltd., 1923-26; Nottingham Carriage Works of Cammell Laird and Co... Ltd. 1926-28; joined Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co.. Ltd., 1929; became Commercial Manager, 1936, Special Director, 1947, Assistant Managing Director, 1948, and Managing Director. 1954; Chairman, Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd., and G. H. Sheffield and Co. (Engineers), Ltd.; Director, The Patent Shaft and Axletree Co., Ltd.; Metropolitan Railcars, Ltd.; Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co., Africa (Pty.), Ltd. and Zambesi Coachworks, Ltd.: First World War, 1/6th Gloucestershire Reset. and Commissioned in Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch). Recreations: golf, garden ing. Add: Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., P.O. Box 248, Saltley, Birmingham, 8. T: East 1164; and The Croft, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. T: Ashfield 1241.
EDWARDS, Miles Managing Director, Pilot Works, Ltd., since 1940. b: February 15, 1915, Bolton. Educ: Bolton Technical College and Loreburn Commercial College, Manchester. From 1931 to 1937 commercial vehicle body builder; then founded own factory; became a limited company in 1939; has extended business in past 19 years to include manufacture of all kinds of tipping gear for road vehicles and " off the road " dumpers; also manufactures " Pilot " range of hydraulic presses and cropping machines. Recreations: motoring and yachting. Add: Pilot Works, Ltd., Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire. T: Bolton 5545; and Mayfield House, Mayfield Avenue, Bolton. T: Bolton 8504.
EDWARDS, Philip Editor, Motor Transport and Bus and Coach since 1953. b: July 6, 1909. Educ: Dean Close School, Cheltenham. First associated with the industry as editorial assistant, Motor Transport, 1928; first editor, The Leyland Journal, 1935; served with R.A.S.C. in North Africa, Italy and Austria, 1939-45; commissioned 1942; rejoined Motor Transport and Bus and Coach in 1950 as assistant editor. Add: Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333; and 19 Hampton Road, Wor cester Park, Surrey. T: Derwent 4040.
ELLINGHOUSE, Henry Albert Frederick F.C.I.S. Secretary, Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd.; Director, The Daimler Co., Ltd., and other subsidiaries. b: February 12, 1898, London. Educ: Southgate County School and London University; joined present organization as Secretary, 1936. Recreation: goi.f. Add: The Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd., Armoury Road, Birmingham, 11. T : Victoria 2381; and 34 Silhull Hall Road, Solihull, Warwicks. T: Solihull 0691.
ELLIOTT, Edward Cassleton C.B.E., F.C.A. Chairman, Kerry's (Great Britain), Ltd., and subsidiary companies since 1954. b: March 17, 1881. Educ: Christ's Hospital. Gained professional experience in South Africa and commenced practice in London, 1917, having become an Incorporated Accountant in 1904; President of Society of Incorporated Accountants, 1932-35; first connected with Motor Industry as Director of Kerry's (Great Britain) Ltd., becoming Deputy Chairman and then Chairman; other appointments include: Governor and Almoner, Christ's Hospital, and Chairman, City of London College. Recreations: golf, travel. Clubs: Reform, City of London and West Indian. Add: Cassleton Elliott and Company, 4-6 Throgmorton Avenue, London, E.C.2. T: National 0176; and Horns Hill, Catsfield, nr. Battle, Sussex.
ELLIOTT, Harold William Chief Traffic Manager, British Road Services. b: November 24, 1905, London. Educ: Brighton College. Served apprenticeship with Adolf Saurer A.G., Arbon, Switzerland; in 1926 joined Pickfords, Ltd.; became Commercial Assistant to General Manager, 1938; Adviser on Transport to Food (Defence) Plans Dept., B.o.T., and on outbreak of war, Assistant Divisional Food Officer (London), Ministry of Food, 1939; Adviser on Transport Costings, Ministry of Transport, 1940; Controller, Road Transport, M.o.S., 1940-42; Director of Trans port, Middle East Supply Centre, Cairo, 1943-44; General Manager, Hay's Wharf Cartage Company, Ltd., Pickfords, Ltd., and Carter Paterson and Co., Ltd.. 1947; held several offices in the trade which terminated on joining the then Road Haulage Executive, July, 1948; member, Coastal Shipping Advisory Committee; Member, Institute of Trans port; Liveryman of the Carmen's Company; Freeman of the City of London; Fellow of Institute of Directors; a Governor of Brighton College. Director, B.R.S. (Meat Haulage), Ltd., B.R.S. (Pickfords), Ltd., B.R.S. (Contracts), Ltd., United Carriers, Ltd. Clubs: Transportation, Anglo-Belgian. Add: British Road Services, 222 Marylebone Road, London, N.W.1. T : Paddington 1161; and Stumbleholt, near Dorking, Surrey. T: Dorking 2514.
ELLIOTT, Stanley James C.A. Executive Director, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., since 1959; Director, Henry Ford and Son, Ltd., Eire, since 1957. b : December 4, 1895. Educ: Selhurst. Served with London firm of accountants, 1912-14; served in Northumberland Fusiliers and R.A.F., during First World War; Secretary, A. Milburn and Co., Ltd., Shipping Contractors, 1920-25; Manager, Paris Office, London firm of public accountants, 1925-28; Assistant to Finance Manager, General Motors Export Company, London and Paris, 1928-30; Finance Manager, Henry Ford and Son, Ltd., Eire, 1930-33; Finance Assistant, Chairman's Office, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1934-51; Controller, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, 1951-56; Director of Finance Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1957-59. Club: R.A.C. Add: Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. T: Dominion 3000; and 15 Castellan Avenue, Gidea Park, Essex. T : Romford 42174.
ELLIOT, Sir John Kt. cr. 1954. Chairman, London Transport Executive from 1953 to 1959; Chairman since July, 1959, of Thos. Cook and Son, Ltd., the Pullman Car Co., Ltd., and Willing and Co., Ltd., advertising agents. b: May 6, 1898, London. Educ: Marlborough and Sandhurst. Served 3rd Hussars 1917-20; Journalist, 1920-24; joined Southern Railway (public relations and advertising), 1925; Traffic Development Officer, 1930; Asst. Traffic Manager, 1933; visited U.S.A. and Canada to study rail, road and air services, 1935, 1951 and 1957; Deputy Gen. Manager, Southern Railway, 1937: Acting Gen. Manager, 1947; Chief Regional Officer, Southern Region, British Railways, 1948-49; London Midland Region, 1950-51; visited Australia by invitation of Government of Victoria to report on transport services in that State, 1949; Chairman, Railway Executive, 1951-53; Chairman, London Transport Executive, 1953; Vice-President, Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer, 1947 and 1951-53; President of Institute of Transport, 1953-54; is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and holds the American Medal of Freedom. Recreations: gardening, shoot ing, reading history. Club: Cavalry.
ELLIOT, Sir William G.C.V.O. (1935), K.B.E., cr. 1946, K.C.B. (1951), D.F.C., Director, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Gt. Britain), Ltd. b: 1896. Wormit, Fife. Educ: Switzerland, Ton bridge School. Served in First World War with various squadrons at home and abroad, also at Air Ministry, 1919-29; British Liaison Officer, Syria. 1929-31; R.A.F. Staff College, 1932; 0.C., No. 501 Squadron, 1933-35; Army Staff College, Camberley, 1935-36; Asst. Secretary (Air) to Committee of Imperial Defence, and to War Cabinet, 1937-41; commanded a Fighter Sector, 1941; at H.Q., Fighter Command, 1942; Director of Plans, Air Ministry, 1942-44; A.O.C. Gibraltar, 1944; A.O.C., Balkan Air Force, 1944-45; Asst.. Chief Executive, M.A.P., 1945-46; Asst. Controller of Supplies (Air craft Production); Ministry of Supply, 1946; Asst. Chief of the Air Staff (Policy), 1946-47; Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command, 1947-49; Chief Staff Officer to Minister of Defence and Deputy Secretary (Military) to the Cabinet, 1949-51; Chairman, B.J.S.M., Washington, and U.K. representative, Standing Group, Military Committee of NATO, 1951-54; A.D.C. to his late Majesty, King George VI, 1950-52; A.D.C. to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, 1952-54. Clubs: United Service, Brooks's, Pratt's. Add: Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd. (Great Britain), Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 22321; and 55 Onslow Square, London, S.W.7.
ELLIS, Ronald B.Sc.(Tech.) (Hons.), A.M.I.Mech.E., General Manager, British United Traction, Ltd., since 1954. b: August 12, 1925. Educ: Preston Grammar School and Manchester University. Served apprenticeship with Leyland Motors, Ltd.. 1941: became Sales Engineer, and subsequently Service Manager, Leyland Motors (Canada), Ltd., appointed to present position, June. 1954. Recreations: golf, tennis, photography. Add: British United Traction, Ltd., 96 Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 7121; and 19 Rutland Court, Queens Drive, London, W.3. T: Acorn 1018.
ELSEY, W. E. Promotion Manager, Rootes Group Advertising and Sales. b: October 6, 1912, Coventry. Educ: Peter borough and City of London College. Joined Rootes Ltd., Devonshire House, 1928; spent two years at Manufacturing Division, Coventry, gaining experience in Sales and Production; appointed Advertising Manager, Rootes Ltd., London, 1933; Rootes Group Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager for both Domestic and World Markets, 1952; R.A.F., 1940-45; flew with Bomber Command, 419 Squadron, Darlington. Recreations: photography swimming, gardening. Add: Rootes Group, Devon shire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and Crendon, 16 St. Margaret's Crescent, Putney Hill, London, S.W.15. T: Putney 1627.
ELWES, James Cary O.B.E., M.I.M.I. Managing Director, D. Rowe and Co., Ltd., since 1953. 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., Ltd., 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, Ltd.. Piccadilly, London, 1946; appointed to the Board of this company and its subsidiaries, 1949. Married, and has one son. Recreations : flying, sailing, motor racing. Clubs: Brooks's, Public Schools, B.R.D.C., Island Sailing, etc. Add: D. Rowe and Co., Ltd., The Hornet, Chichester, Sussex. T: Chichester 4191; and Dexters, Birdham, Sussex. T: Birdham 418
ELWES, Robert Carey B.A. Chairman, D. Rowe and Co., Ltd., since December, 1953. b: August 2, 1904, Wellington, India. Educ: Oundle School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Production and Development Engineer with British Aluminium Co., Ltd.; first connected with the motor industry as Chairman, Cresta Motor Co., Ltd., Worthing, 1933. Past Chairman and Managing Director of Colliery Companies; Underwriting Member of Lloyd's. Married, one son, one daughter Recreations: golf, shooting. Clubs: Brooks's, Northern Counties. Add: D. Rowe and Co., Ltd., The Hornet, Chichester, Sussex. T : Chichester 4191; and West Stoke House, Chichester, Sussex. T : West Ashling 226.
EMMETT, Alfred Alan Roy Gustavius Registrar (Membership), British Motor Trade Association, since 1946. b: March 7, 1902, Brooke, Norfolk. Educ: Glendale College for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea Technical College. Head master, Glendale College for Boys, Westcliff-on Sea, 1924-37; Headmaster, Highfield College for Boys, Leigh-on-Sea, 1938-40; volunteered R.A.O.C., Commissioned Rank (Captain and Adjutant) 1940; Overseas service in Egypt (8th Army), Libya, Tunis and Sicily, 1941-44; Overseas service in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, June, 1944-November, 1945; joined staff of B.M.T.A. as Registrar in Membership Department, 1946; actively associated with the Army Emergency Reserve (AER), present rank of Major; annual camps, 1947-58; Member of the Executive Committee, The Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Chairman of the London and Home Counties Centre of the same Fund, 1956, 1957 and 1958; Member of the Lawn Tennis Umpires' Association of Great Britain; active umpire at The Championships, Wimbledon, since 1946; Member of The Badminton Umpires' Association of England; active umpire at the All England Championships, since 1948; Member of the Executive Committee of the Essex County Cricket Club, since 1936. Honorary Secretary of the County Cricket Festival Weeks for Southend and Westcliff, since 1946. Recreations: tennis, badminton, bowls, cricket, football. Clubs: Royal Army Ordnance Corps Officers' Club, London, The Service Club, Westcliff-on-Sea. Add: The British Motor Trade Association, 14 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.I. T: Welbeck 5533; and Vita, 6 Hillway, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. T: Leigh-on-Sea 75700.
ENEVER, Albert Sydney Chief Engineer, M.G. Car Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: March 25, 1906, Colden Common. First associated with Industry, 1921; joined M.G. Car Co., Ltd., 1928; Chief Experimental Dept., until A938 and 1946-54; Chief Planning Engineer, 1938 46; Chief Engineer and Designer, 1954-58; designed world's fastest 1,100 and 1,500-c.c. cars, 19.35 (M.G., Lt.-Col. Goldie Gardner, 204 m.p.h.; 1,500 c.c. M.G., 245 m.p.h., Stirling Moss), 1958. Clubs: Steering Wheel, B.R.D.C. (mechanics section). Add: M.G. Car Co., Ltd., Abingdon, Berks. T: Abingdon 251; and 76 Southern By-pass, Botley, Oxford.
ENGLAND, Benjamin F.R.G.S., M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.T., A.I.E.E.. General Manager, Nottingham City Transport Department and of the Nottingham City Ambulance Service. b: December 14, 1897, Bolton. Educ: Worksop College, Notts. Served apprenticeship in works of Carels Freres, Ghent, Belgium, and subsequently studied engineering at Wakefield Technical College; Army service, First World War; started in road passenger transport after being invalided out in 1918; became Local Manager (Castleford) for the Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways Co., Ltd., 1921; appointed Local Manager (Wakefield) for that company and for its subsidiary The West Riding Automobile Co., Ltd., 1925; became General Manager and Engineer, St. Helens, 1929-33, South end, 1933-36, Leicester, 1936-39; appointed to present position, July, 1939; Vice-chairman of the Federation of Municipal Passenger Transport Employers, and a member of several executive committees of national bodies connected with the industry; Member of the General Council and of the Associate Committee of the R.A.C.; editorial consultant to Bus and Coach: is interested in Ex-service associations and Rotary. Club: Notting ham Rotary. Recreations: travel, the countryside. reading, motorcars. Add: Nottingham City Trans port Department, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham. T: Nottingham 55745; and 8 Old Hall Drive, Mapperley Park, Nottingham. T: 64335.
ENGLAND, Frank Raymond Wilton Service Director, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., since 1956. b: August 24, 1911, Finchley, Middlesex. Educ: Christ College, Finchley. Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd., Hendon, 1927-32; racing mechanic to Sir Henry Birkin, Whitney Straight, E.R.A., Ltd., Richard Seaman, B. Bira, 1932-38; service engineer, service dept. superintendent, Alvis, Ltd., 1938-40; pilot, R.A.F., 1941-45; Deputy Service Manager, Alvis, Ltd., 1946; Service Manager, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., 1946-56; Competitions Manager, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry, 1951 and onwards. Recreation: motor sport. Clubs: British Racing Mechanics' Social Club, B.R.D.C., B.A .R .C., M.A.C. Add: Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coven try. T: Coventry 62677; and 14 Northumberland Road, Leamington Spa. T: Leamington Spa 2255.
ESSENDON, 2nd Baron, cr. 1932, Brian Edmund Lewis Director, Furness Withy and Co., Ltd., British Maritime Trust„ Ltd., Barry Aikman Travel, Ltd., and Godfrey Davis and Co., Ltd. b: December 7, 1903, London. Educ: Malvern, Cambridge. Director, Malcolm Campbell, Ltd., 1928; Motoring Editor, News Chronicle, 1936-37; motor racing 1923-37. Recreation: golf. Club: Bath, R.A.F. Add: Furness Withy and Co., Ltd., 56 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.3. T: Royal 2525; and Essendon Place, Hatfield, Herts. T: Hatfield 259
EVANS, Arthur F. M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Mar.E., retired. b: September 26, 1872, Cambridge. Educ: Cols ton Grammar School, Devon. Pupil at the, then, newly formed Engineering Laboratory, Cambridge. Served apprenticeship with Bally, Grundy and Barrett, Statistical Engineers, Cambridge; in 1932 worked on the development of Diesel engine fuel injection pumps, and in. due course formed a com pany called E.H. Engineering in connection there with; this company was closed down about two years ago; a member of the Circle of 19th Century Motorists. Add: Neatham Grange, Alton Hants. T: Alton 3842.
EVANS, Elliott Alfred M.I.Mech.E., F.R.I.C., F.Inst.Pet. Chief Chemist, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 1915-51. b: February 25, 1891, Manchester. Received early training with a Public Analyst, and at Manchester College of Technology, 1911-15, engaged as a Chemistry Demonstrator, Research Chemist, and then as Engineering Chemist; joined C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 1915, as Chief Chemist, on retirement in 1951 was appointed Consultant; was Vice-President of Institution of Automobile Engineers immediately prior to its amalgamation with Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was specially associated with the work of the Auto mobile Research Committee of the I.A.E.; when Committee was reconstituted as M.I.R.A. in 1946, was elected its first Chairman; awarded Crompton Medal of I.A.E. for paper on " Extreme Pressure Lubrication ", 1942; elected Chairman of Auto mobile Division of I.Mech.E., 1950-51, and became an ex-officio member of the Council of the Institution; has held many offices in Institute of Petroleum, becoming President, 1948-50; author of book entitled " Lubricating and Allied Oils "; Consultant Editor, Modern Motor Engineering and Repair; probably best known for pioneer work on use of chemical additives in lubricants; was President, Hayes Cottage Hospital, until nationalization. Recreation: gardening. Add: Booth Green, Adlington, Macclesfield. T: Poynton 2786.
EVANS, Frederick Neville Stuart Sales Manager, Fuel Oils, Regent Oil Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: July 10, 1907, Lincoln. Educ: Grosvenor School Lincoln Technical College. Joined Trinidad Lease holds, Ltd., 1933; Division Manager, Southern and Midland Counties, 1934-37; Company Commander, R.A.S.C., 1939, later' Deputy-Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, British North African Forces . and Central Mediterranean Forces; Manager Northern and Midland Branches, Regent Oil Co., Ltd., 1949-56; President, Lincolnshire R.A.S.C. Regimental Association, 1945-46. Member of Richmond Rugby XV and Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire Combined Counties XV in 1930s. Recreations: rugby football and cricket. Add: Regent Oil Co., Ltd., 117 Park Street, London. W.1. T: Mayfair 8474; and 3 Chivelston, Wimble don Parkside, London, S.W.19. T: Putney 5821.
EVANS, Kenneth Douglas M.A.(Oxon), F.R.I.C.S., F.A.I. b: June 4, 1912. Educ: Brighton College and Wadham College, Oxford University. Entered profession of chartered surveyor, 1933, and has been a Partner in Edwin Evans and Sons, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Architects and Estate Agents since 1939; served in R.A., 1939-45; demobilized with rank of captain. Competed regularly in motor races at most venues in Gt. Britain and Northern Ireland, and in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, from 1932 to 1939, and subsequently in 1946 and 1947 until retirement from active participation in motor racing. Is a Vice-President of the B.R.D.C., and Member of the General Committee and Race Organization Committee; Hon. Surveyor to the B.R.D.C.; Member of the Committee of the London (South-Western) Branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Director of the British Law Insurance Co., Ltd., West End and City Board. Recreations: golf, tennis. Clubs: B.R.D.C., R.A.C., A.A., Hurlingham, etc. Add: 251 and 253 Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction, London, S.W.11. T: Battersea 0051 (4 lines); and 9 Smith Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. T: Sloane 4920.
EVANS, Reginald James Director, R. J. Evans and Kitchen, Ltd. b: April 21, 1907. Educ: Wrekin College, Shropshire. Served apprenticeship with Lanchester Motor Co.. Birmingham, 1925; founded R. J. Evans and Kitchen, Ltd., 1936. Recreations: golf, sailing, shooting, fishing. Clubs: Midland Conservative, Blackwell Golf. Add: R. J. Evans and Kitchen, Ltd., 32 Horsefair, Birmingham, 1. T: Midland 2781; and Cotswold Edge, Whitchurch, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwicks. T: Alderminster 260.
EVANS, Thomas Chief Body Designer, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., since 1930. b: February 26, 1900, Stockport. Educ: Manchester. Served apprenticeship with Smith Bros., Coachbuilders, Manchester, 1916; continued studies at Manchester College of Technology; body draughtsman with Davidson and Co., Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, 1926-29; joined Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., 1929; Fellow of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers (Chairman Midland Centre, 1952); founder member of the Institution of Body Engineers and President in 1956 and 1958. Add: Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham, 8. T: Birmingham East 1960; and 25 Welford Road, Shirley, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Shirley 3640.
EVERNDEN, Harold Ivan Frederick M.B.E., B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E. Chief Project Engineer (Motor Car Division), Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Crewe. b: August 11, 1896, Bromley. Educ: Sutton County School, and King's College, University of London, where gained B.Sc.(Eng.). Joined Company, 1916, as designer; senior designer of staff at West Wittering, Sussex, 1921-33; personally attached to Sir Henry Royce; Sales Dept., London, 1933-35; project designer, motor car division, 1935-39; in 1943 was member of Lucas Tank Mission to the United States; chief designer, motor car division, Rolls Royce, 1945-49; was awarded M.B.E. in 1943. Married, 1926 to " Babs," nae Tansey, daughter of the blind Rector of West Itchenor, Sussex; two daughters. Recreation: photography. Add: Tree tops. 18 Berkeley Crescent, Wistaston, Crewe. T: Crewe 3570.
EXETER, 6th Marquess of, cr. 1801, David George Cecil K.C.M.G., 1943. Chairman. Birmid Industries, Ltd., Midland Motor Cylinder Co., Ltd.; Sterling Metals, Ltd.; Birmingham Aluminium Casting (1903) Co., Ltd.; A. C. Cossor, Ltd.; Director of National Provincial Bank, Ltd.; B.O.A.C.; and other companies. Educ: Eton, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Winner of an Olympic Gold Medal, 3 British Empire Championships and 8 British Champion ships, as well as many other races at home and abroad. President, The International Amateur Athletic Federation, The Amateur Athletic Association, and Chairman of the British Olympic Council; was also Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1948 Olympic Games in London; M.P. for Peterborough Division, Northants, 1931-43; led the U.K. Industrial Mission to Pakistan in 1950 and to Burma in 1954; was P.P.S. to Parliamentary Secretary, M.o.S. in 1939, and became Staff Captain in 1940; Major D.A.D., 1941; Lt.-Col. A.D., Tank Supply, 1942; Controller of Aircraft Repairs and Overseas Supplies, M.A.P., 1942-43, after which became Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Bermuda; Rector, St. Andrew's University (LL.D.), 1949-52; President, Radio Industry Council, 1952-54, and of Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the British Empire, 1952-54. Recreations: shooting, fishing and athletics, (Master of Foxhounds since 1935). Clubs: Pratt's, Junior Carlton. Add: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs.
EYLES, George Henry Director of Tests, Institute of Advanced Motorists. b: January 8, 1910, Staple Hill, Glos. Educ: Skerry's College. With Metropolitan Police (Mobile), 1930-56, when joined Institute of Advanced Motorists. Club: Steering Wheel. Add: Institute of Advanced Motorists, 21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, S.W.7. T: Kensington 6637; and 6 Park Mansions, Park Road, Hampton Hill, Middx. T: Molesey 2440.
EYSTON, Captain George Edward Thomas O.B.E., M.C., M.A.(Cantab.), M.I.Mech.E. Director, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd.; Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd., Somo, Ltd. (Wimbledon). b: June 28, 1897. Bampton, Oxfordshire. Educ: Trinity College, Cambridge; associated with the motor industry for 25 years. Club: R.A.C. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street, London, S.W.1. T: Mayfair 9232; and 22 Cottesmore Court, London, W.8. T: Western 1043.