Charles Rolls
(1877-1910)

Died aged c. 33

Charles Stewart Rolls (27 August 1877 – 12 July 1910) was an English born Welshman who was a motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display in the Southbourne district of Bournemouth. He was aged 32.

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business partner of Henry Royce

Commemorated on 3 plaques

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The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls met Frederick Henry Royce in this hotel on 4th May 1904 a meeting which led to the formation of Rolls-Royce

Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they met Frederick Henry Royce

Charles Rolls 1877-1910 Pioneer of Motoring and Aviation, worked here 1905-1910

14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom where they worked

This plaque was Erected to Commemorate the Meeting that took place in this Hotel on 4th May 1904 between Hon Charles Stewart Rolls MA and Frederick Henry Royce, which led to the Formation of Rolls Royce Limited.

Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was