General Edward Mauger
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Westminster, London, England


Edward Iliffe was a British newspaper magnate, public servant and Conservative Member of Parliament (MP).

From Wikipedia:,_1st_Baron_Iliffe

Edward Iliffe was the son of William Isaac Iliffe (1843-1917), a printer and Justice of the Peace, of Allesley near Coventry, and Annette Iliffe (née Coker). His father, associated with Henry Sturmey, founded early publications on the motor industry and cycling. His father also founded the Coventry Evening Telegraph, which Edward began working on at age 17.

After his father died in 1917, he and his brother expanded the business and Edward ultimately became president and the principal proprietor of the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Mail and owner of the Coventry Evening Telegraph and the Cambridge Daily News. Iliffe was also Chairman of Iliffe & Sons, a Director of London Insurance and a Member of Lloyd’s as well as Deputy Chairman of Allied Newspapers Ltd. He was also part owner of the Daily Telegraph together with Lord Camrose and Lord Kemsley (a partnership dissolved in 1937).

Member of Parliament

Edward Iliffe e sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Tamworth from 1923 to 1929, but resigned to give his seat to Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, who had been unseated in the election.

Public service and honours

During the First World War, Edward Iliffe was Controller of the Machine Tool Department at the Ministry of Munitions. For this service he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 Birthday Honours. Iliffe was knighted in 1922. On 22 June 1933 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Iliffe, of Yattendon in the County of Berkshire, where he lived at Yattendon Court.

He worked with the Association of the British Chambers of Commerce for many years and was the president of the association in 1932. During the Second World War, he served as chairman of the Duke of Gloucester’s Red Cross and Saint John Appeal and helped raise more than £50 million, for which he was promoted to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1946.

Iliffe also served as president of the Trustees of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from 1933 to 1958, and president of the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain from 1945 to 1959. In 1937, Iliffe donated Allesley Hall and the surrounding acreage to the Coventry City Council.

Personal life

Iliffe married Charlotte, daughter of Henry Gilding, in 1902, and they had a son and a daughter. He died in July 1960 in London, aged 83, and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Langton.


Archive statistics 1907 - 1922

Tournaments British Covered Court Championships - 1922 North of England Hardcourts - 1922 Cannes Carlton - 1921 Cannes Championships - 1920 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1920 Riviera Championships - 1920 South of France Championships - 1920 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1920 Priory Club - 1920 Beaulieu - 1914 Hyères - 1914 Cannes Championships - 1913 Cannes Métropole - 1913 Cannes Championships - 1912 South of France Championships - 1912 Warwick - 1910 Leicestershire Championships - 1909 Warwick - 1909 East of England Championships - 1908 Coventry - 1908 Norwich Open - 1907

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