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Gerald Cadogan, 6th Earl Cadogan

Gerald Oakley Cadogan, 6th Earl Cadogan, CBE, DL (28 May 1869 – 4 October 1933) was a British Peer and professional soldier.

He was the son of George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan and inherited his titles on 6 March 1915 on the death of his father, two elder brothers having died without male heirs. He married Lilian Eleanor Marie Coxon, daughter of George Stewart Coxon, on 7 June 1911 at Christ Church, Mayfair, London. They had three children, the eldest son of whom was his heir William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan.[1]

He joined the Army as a lieutenant in the Life Guards, but received a staff appointment as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to his father when the latter became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1895. Cadogan continued as an Extra-ADC to Lord Dudley, who became Lord Lieutenant in August 1902,[2][3] but resigned with him in 1905.

In July 1897 he was appointed a captain in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. In early January 1900 he was selected for duty as a special service officer in South Africa during the Second Boer War,[4] and he left Southampton early the following month on board the SS Canada.[5] He later served with the South African Constabulary under the Military Governor of Pretoria, and returned to London in January 1902.[6]

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1919 and became Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Suffolk. He was awarded the rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in the Suffolk Volunteer Regiment. He was a member of the International Olympic Committee from 1922 to 1929.[7]

On his death in 1933 he was succeeded by his son William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan. His wife remarried.

Culford Park, the family seat, was sold and is now a private school.


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  2. ^ "Ireland". The Times (36875). London. 17 September 1902. p. 8.
  3. ^ "No. 27479". The London Gazette. 3 October 1902. p. 6277.
  4. ^ "The War - Appointments". The Times (36051). London. 29 January 1900. p. 10.
  5. ^ "The War - Embarcation of Troops". The Times (36057). London. 5 February 1900. p. 10.
  6. ^ "The War - return of troops". The Times (36679). London. 31 January 1902. p. 6.
  7. ^ Members of the International Olympic Committee 1907 - 1920 Olympic Games Museum

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Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Henry Cadogan
Earl Cadogan
Succeeded by
William Gerald Charles Cadogan