Bowring buy the remaining 30% of TL Dallas and assume full-ownership, renaming the firm ‘Bowring TL Dallas Ltd’. Later that year, the company is acquired by US brokerage, Marsh McLennan.


War broke out and Ian was called up to the Yorkshire Regiment. Ian’s sister, Babbie, also worked at TL Dallas prior to the war and during the Second World War she continued to work with Thomas to keep the business going in Bradford.