Hadley, Patrick Arthur Sheldon (b Cambridge, 5 March, 1899 - d King's Lynn, 17 December, 1973)
Hadley's studies at Winchester College were interrupted by the First World War in which he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. In the final weeks of the war he received an injury which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. After the war he went to Pembroke College, Cambridge to study music; he was awarded a MusB in 1922 (MA in 1925). On leaving Cambridge he studied under Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music. In 1925 he joined the RCM staff and taught composition. In 1938 he was offered a fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and he moved back to Cambridge. In 1946 he was elected to the Chair of Music at Cambridge University, a post which he held until he retired in 1962.