Uvedale Corbett (politician)

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Lieutenant-Colonel Uvedale Shobdon 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. He acquired the nickname 'Streak' at the Equitation School at Weedon.[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]

He married Veronica Whitehead in 1935 and they divorced in 1952. They had two sons and a daughter. He married Patricia Jane Walker in 1953. She died in 1985, and he married Peggy Roberts in 1987.


  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)
  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