Edward Corbet Woodall OBE

Born1904 Croydon, Surrey

Life Events

1928Married Janet Inez Crawley in Bishopsthorpe

Biography and Notes

Son of H. Corbet Woodall of Yotes Court, nr. Maidstone, Kent. Educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.

Barnsteirat-law, called 1926.

Educated Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Served 1939-45, a Colonel at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. Croix de Guerre, Legion d'honneur, Bronze Star (U.S.).

Chairman of the Tottenham & District Gas Company from 1946 until nationalisation in 1949. Director Ford Motor Co., Parkinson & Cowan, C. & W. Walker, Benskins Brewery. Chairman of the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind 1945-53. Resided at The Red House, Clifton Hampden, until his death on 9 April 1972.

His son, Corbet Stafford Woodall*, was with BBC News (TV) 1963-67 and married Istly Patricia Mary Simmonds (divorced 1967) by whom he has 2 daughters: married 2ndly Ingrid Helen Una Fosse.

His second son, Antony Edward, married in 1959 Deirdre Kathleen, elder daughter of Sir Coles John Child of Yaxley, Baronet, and has issue James Henry (1961), Andrew Hugh (1964), Edward Antony John (1967). Member of the Stock Exchange, London 1964.

His elder daughter, Joanna Mary, married firstly (1956) The Hon. Richard Allen Archer Windsor Clive, 2nd son of 2nd Earl of Plymouth and has issue, Stephen Miles and Cathryn Harriet. Married secondly David Aldjo Jamieson V.C.

His second daughter, Juliet Perpetua, married in 1962 Mark Robin Cubitt (see Baron Ashcombe) and has issue, Mark Edward (born 1964), David and Hugo.