Charles Cheers was born in Cheshire to John and Margaret. He was educated at the Liverpool Institute. He was an Alderman and member of the Court of Common Council. He also served as Sheriff in 1907, the Lord Mayor from 1915-1916. For his services to London he received a Knighthood. His name appears on many memorials in Hythe, Kent.
He was a member of the Sussex Motor Yacht Club, he also contributed to many charities throughout England. He died in 1941 at 82.
What you may not know about Charles Cheers Wakefield 1st Viscount Wakefield is that in 1899, he founded Wakefield Oil Company. While I know that name doesn’t jog most people’s memory it was later changed to Castrol. I know most men will recognize that name. That company is still in business to this day, they produce lubricants that are used in vehicles, airplanes and motorcycles.
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