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Cook, Sir Frederick Charles (1875–1947), highway engineer and advocate of motorways, was born at Switzerland House, Kingston Crescent, Portsea, Hampshire, on 22 April 1875, the second child of Charles Christopher Cook (bap. 1840), contractor, and his wife, Fanny, née Bailey (b...

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Engelbach, Charles Richard Fox (1876–1943), motor engineer, was born on 20 May 1876 in Kensington, London, son of Lewis William Engelbach, a clerk in the War Office, and his wife, Jessie Bryan. He left Sandringham School at Southport, Lancashire, when he was sixteen and was apprenticed at the great armaments manufacturer ...

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Railton, Reid Antony (1895–1977), motor engineer, was born on 24 June 1895 at Cherry Tree House, Alderley Edge, in the Cheshire stockbroker belt, the son of Charles Withington Railton (1856–1937), stock and share broker, whose family had followed that profession for several generations, and his wife, ...

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Shaw, Henry Selby Hele- (1854–1941), mechanical and automobile engineer, was born at Billericay, Essex, on 29 July 1854, the eldest of the thirteen children of Henry Shaw, a solicitor, and his wife, Marion, daughter of Henry Selby Hele, vicar of Grays, Essex. He was the first in his family to manifest a scientific and inventive genius, though his younger brother, ...

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Williams, Thomas Eifion Hopkins (1923–2001), civil and transport engineer, was born on 14 June 1923 at Castle House, Lower Cwmtwrch, near Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire, the second son and fourth child of David Garfield Williams, a miner, and his wife, Annie Mary, née Hopkins. Educated at ...