Uvedale Corbett

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Lieutenant-Colonel Uvedale Corbett CBE DSO (12 September 1909 – 1 September 2005) was a British soldier, politician and businessman.[1][2] He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Ludlow from 1945 to 1951.[1][3]

Corbett was born near Shrewsbury on 12 September 1909 and educated at Wellington and the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1929.[4]

He was awarded the DSO for his actions during the capture and defence of the Orne Bridgehead in August 1944.[4]

After representing Ludlow in Parliament from 1945-51 he went into the poultry industry, co-founding the West Midlands Broiler Hatchery and, in 1960, Sun Valley Poultry.[4] He was president of the British Poultry Federation from 1979–84, and was appointed CBE in 1984 for services to the industry.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CORBETT, Lt-Col Uvedale". Who Was Who. A & C Black. 1920–2008. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lieutenant-Colonel Uvedale Corbett". The Times. 20 September 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ a b c "Lt-Col Uvedale 'Streak' Corbett". The Telegraph. 
  5. ^ "Racecourse stand named after businessman". Herefordshire Journals. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Windsor-Clive
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
Succeeded by
Christopher Holland-Martin