Sir Egbert Cadbury (1893 - d.)

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Egbert Cadbury Pedigree Male


Birth:  JUN 1893   Kings Norton, Warwick, England  
Death:  1967        


 Father:  George Cadbury  Family 
 Mother:  Elizabeth Mary Taylor      

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EncyclopediaAir CommodoreAir CommodoreAir Commodore is an air officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force...

Sir Egbert Cadbury DSCDistinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)The Distinguished Service Cross is the third level military decoration awarded to officers, and other ranks, of the British Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and British Merchant Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.The DSC, which may be awarded posthumously, is...

, DFCDistinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against...

(1893—1967) was a First World War pilot who shot down two ZeppelinZeppelinA Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century. It was based on designs he had outlined in 1874 and detailed in 1893. His plans were reviewed by committee in 1894 and patented in the United States on 14 March 1899...

s over the North Sea North Sea The North Sea is a marginal, epeiric sea on the European continental shelf. The Dover Strait and the English Channel in the south and the Norwegian Sea in the north connect it to the Atlantic Ocean. It is more than long and wide, with an area of around... : L21 on 28 November 1916, and L70 on 6 August 1918: the latter while flying a De Havilland DH.4 with Robert LeckieRobert Leckie (aviator)Air Marshal Robert Leckie CB, DSO, DSC, DFC, CD was a Canadian aviation pioneer and Air Marshal in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1944 to 1947.- First World War service :...

as Observer/Gunner.

The son of George CadburyGeorge CadburyGeorge Cadbury was the third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company.-Background:...

and Dame Elizabeth CadburyElizabeth CadburyDame Elizabeth Mary Cadbury, DBE , was an English philanthropist and wife of George Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturer.-Early life:...
he was educated at Leighton Park SchoolLeighton Park SchoolLeighton Park School is a Quaker public school for both boarding and day pupils in Reading, Berkshire, England. The school was founded in 1890, thirteen years after predecessor Grove School Tottenham had closed...
and Trinity College, CambridgeTrinity College, CambridgeTrinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Trinity has more members than any other college in Cambridge or Oxford, with around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and over 170 Fellows...

. He went on to become managing director of Cadbury Brothers LtdCadbury SchweppesCadbury was a British confectionery company, the industry's second-largest globally after the combined Mars-Wrigley. Headquartered in Cadbury House in the Uxbridge Business Park in Uxbridge, London Borough of Hillingdon, England and formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange, Cadbury was acquired... , the predecessor of Cadbury SchweppesCadbury SchweppesCadbury was a British confectionery company, the industry's second-largest globally after the combined Mars-Wrigley. Headquartered in Cadbury House in the Uxbridge Business Park in Uxbridge, London Borough of Hillingdon, England and formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange, Cadbury was acquired... .

After the First World War Cadbury Brothers Ltd undertook a financial merger with J. S. Fry & SonsJ. S. Fry & SonsJ. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family.This business moved through several names and hands before ending up as J. S. Fry & Sons.- History :*circa 1759 — Joseph Fry starts making chocolate...

and Egbert Cadbury joined the Fry side of the business. Along with Cecil Roderick FryCecil Roderick FryCecil Roderick Fry was a member of the Fry family who ran the J. S. Fry & Sons confectionery business after World War I....
he was instrumental in the relocation and of the BristolBristolBristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone with an estimated 1,006,600 residents, it is England's sixth, and the United Kingdom's eighth most...
operations of Fry from Union Street to Somerdale Garden CitySomerdale FactorySomerdale is a factory located in Keynsham near Bristol and Bath in south west England. It is the home of a Cadbury plc's production factory, and was originally built by the Fry family when they expanded through consolidation of a number of existing facilities located in the centre of Bristol.After...

. This transfer took eleven years and production was gradually transferred as the modern blocks were erected. It was finally completed in 1935. At its height the Somerdale workforce was in excess of 5,000. Sir Egbert retired from Cadbury in 1963 and died in 1967.

His eldest son Peter CadburyPeter CadburyPeter Egbert Cadbury was a British entrepreneur.He was the son of Sir Egbert Cadbury, a World War I flying ace and managing director of Cadbury Brothers, the chocolate enterprise...

was a successful businessman, setting up Westward TelevisionWestward TelevisionWestward Television was the first ITV franchise holder for the South West of England from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981. After a difficult start, Westward provided a popular, distinctive and highly regarded service to its region, until public boardroom squabbles led to its franchise not...
in EnglandEnglandEngland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

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ID: I247546 Title: A\Cdre. Sir 1 Name: Egbert Cadbury 1 Sex: M Change Date: 17 OCT 2007 Event: Mil-Rank Note: Air Commodore||Royal Air Force 1 Event: Mil-Fought Note: First World War||where he became an ace, and shot down two Zeppelins over the North Sea with his Sopwith Camel 1 Occupation: managing director of Cadbury Brothers 1 Birth: 20 APR 1893 2 Event: Invest 1957 Note: Knight Bachelor 2 Event: Award 1916 Note: Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.) 2 Death: 12 JAN 1967 2 Event: Award 1918 Note: Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) 2

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Father: George Cadbury b: 19 SEP 1839 Mother: Elizabeth Mary Taylor

Marriage 1 Mary Forbes Phillips Married: 12 FEB 1917 2 Children

Peter Egbert Cadbury b: 06 FEB 1918

Sources: Title: re: updates, Recipient:, Address: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Author E-mail: Abbrev: re: updates Author: Rhodes, Michael Publication: 8 July 2004 Title: Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th edition Abbrev: Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed. Author: Editor: Townend, Peter Publication: Burke's Peerage Ltd, London, England, 1965-1972 Page: volume 3, page 135