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Guy John Fenton Knowles

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Guy John Fenton Knowles

1879 Born, son of Charles Julius Knowles

1893 Educated at Rugby School

1898 Cambridge University - mechanical sciences

1903 of Hyde Park, London, applied to join I Mech E

1903 Starting working with L. A. Legros on design of a petrol engined car

1905 Associate member of I Mech E

1905 Partner in Legros and Knowles; actively engaged in equipping works and manufacture of the car.

1905 Joined Inst Civil Engineers

WWI Capt., R.G.A.; mentioned twice in despatches; French Croix de Guerre; Greek Military Cross[1].

1942 Resigned from I Mech E

1959 Died in Dorking

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Sources of Information

  1. Cambridge Alumni
  • Mechanical Engineer Records
  • Civil Engineer Records