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Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 June 1916 at The Parks, New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril Joseph Bamford, agricultural engineer, and his wife, Dolores Alice, née Turner. His family controlled and managed a long-established farm machinery business. The company, which manufactured balers and other equipment, had been started by his great-great-grandfather in 1812. He was brought up a Roman Catholic. After education at ...

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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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Hickman, Ronald Price [Ron] (1932–2011), inventor and engineer, was born on 21 October 1932 in Greytown, Natal, South Africa, one of five children of Cyril Price Hickman (1899–1958), accountant, and his wife, Hélène Albertina de Villiers, née Neethling (1900–1957), who had been a schoolteacher before her marriage. He attended ...

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Johnston, George (1855–1945), engineer, was born at West Linton, Peebleshire, on 3 August 1855, the third child of James Aitchison Johnston, the United Presbyterian minister of West Linton, and his wife, Janet, née Fulton. His mother came from Glasgow and in 1861 his father accepted the call to be minister of the congregation at ...

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Murray, Thomas Blackwood (1871–1929), engineer, was born at Heaviside, Biggar, Lanarkshire, on 22 April 1871, the son of John Lamb Murray and his wife, Jane, née Findlay. His father was an autodidact architect and engineer who acted as factor to estates in the area, and whose interests included designing and installing electric generation and water-power plant. The young boy revelled in his father's engineering pursuits and became skilled at repairing clocks. After being sent to ...

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Pullinger [married name Martin], Dorothée Aurélie Marianne (1894–1986), automobile engineer and businesswoman, was born on 13 January 1894 at St Aubin-sur-Scie, Seine Inférieure, France, the eldest of the eleven children of Thomas Charles Pullinger (1867–1945), engineer, and his wife, Aurélie Berenice, née...

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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, ...