Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire

Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire

Born May 6, 1895

Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG, MBE, TD, known as Marquess of Hartington (1908–1938), was the head of the Devonshire branch of the Cavendish family. Born in the Parish of St George in the East, Stepney, he was the owner of Chatsworth House, and one of the largest private landowners in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.… Read More

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1895 Birth Born on May 6, 1895.


1916 21 Years Old Mobilised at the outbreak of the First World War, he was an aide-de-camp (ADC) on the Personal Staff at the British Expeditionary Force's General Headquarters. In 1916, when promoted Captain, he rejoined his regiment, in Egypt, and served in the latter stages of the Dardanelles campaign. … Read More
He was also Honorary Colonel of the 6th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters from 1917 to 1937, and of its successor, the 40th (Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion of the Royal Engineers. … Read More
1920 25 Years Old He also served as Mayor of Buxton in 1920-21.


1936 41 Years Old He was Chairman of the Overseas Settlement Board in 1936 and was High Steward of the University of Cambridge and Chancellor of the University of Leeds from 1938 until 1950. … Read More


1947 52 Years Old He was a freemason and was Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England from 1947 to 1950. … Read More
1948 53 Years Old He served as President of the Zoological Society of London in 1948.
1950 56 Years Old On 26 November 1950, he suffered a heart attack and died in Eastbourne in the presence of his general practitioner, Dr John Bodkin Adams, the suspected serial killer. … Read More
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