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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 ADC to Lord Dudley, who became Lord Lieutenant in 1902, 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,[2] and he left Southampton early the following month on board the SS Canada.[3] He later served with the South African Constabulary under the Military Governor of Pretoria, and returned to London in January 1902.[4]

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.[5]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://thepeerage.com/p2748.htm#i27477
  2. ^ "The War - Appointments". The Times (36051). London. 29 January 1900. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "The War - Embarcation of Troops". The Times (36057). London. 5 February 1900. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "The War - return of troops". The Times (36679). London. 31 January 1902. p. 6. 
  5. ^ 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
1915–1933
Succeeded by
William Gerald Charles Cadogan