Dudley Joel

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Dudley Joel
Member of Parliament
for Dudley
In office
27 October 1931 – 28 May 1941
Preceded byThe Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Succeeded byCyril Lloyd
Personal details
Dudley Jack Barnato Joel

(1904-04-26)26 April 1904
London, England
Died28 May 1941(1941-05-28) (aged 37)
HMS Registan, Atlantic Ocean
Resting placeWillesden Jewish Cemetery
Political partyConservative
Esme Oldham
(m. 1936)
ParentsSolomon Joel
Ellen Ridle
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1939–1941
UnitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Dudley Jack Barnato Joel (26 April 1904 – 28 May 1941) was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Part of the wealthy and prominent Joel family, he was the son of businessman Solomon Barnato Joel and his wife Ellen (Nellie) Ridle; he was married to Esme Oldham.

Heavily involved in Thoroughbred horse racing, in 1922, his father purchased Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket from the estate of Sir Ernest Cassel. On his father's death in 1931, Dudley Joel inherited the property.

In the 1931 general election, Dudley Joel was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dudley. He was re-elected to Parliament in 1935, but with the outbreak of World War II joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was killed in action on 28 May 1941 when the steam merchant was bombed by German aircraft off Cape Cornwall.[1]

Dudley Joel is buried in the family plot at the Willesden Jewish Cemetery in London.[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Joel, Dudley Jack Bernarto". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Oliver Baldwin
Member of Parliament for Dudley
Succeeded by
Cyril Lloyd
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