Charles Stewart Rolls' grave, St Cadoc's Church.
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Charles Stewart Rolls' grave, St Cadoc's Church.

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Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910) was an English motorist, aviator and automobile manufacturer. Rolls set up busines selling French and Belgian cars before going into partnership with Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), forming the motor car and engine manufacturing company Rolls-Royce Ltd in 1904. The same year Rolls crosed the English Channel by balloon, and in June 1910 made the first non-stop double crosing by aeroplane. The following month he was killed in a plane crash, the first Briton to do so, and was buried on 16 July 1910.

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