Villiers Motorcycle Engines

Charles Marston

Son of John Marston

Owned Villiers Engineering Co which he bought from his father

Marston spent most of his time in politics, mainly as an eminence gris to the Conservative Party, turning down offers to stand for Parliament. Charles also had God on his shoulder and spent a great deal of money financing archaeological expeditions to the Holy Land, the purpose of which was to prove the truth of the Bible.

He received a knighthood for "public services" in 1926.

He continued as Chairman of Villiers until his death in 1946.

Source: Graces Guide