Sir Collier Robert CUDMORE

CUDMORE, Collier Robert

Service Numbers: Officer , Commissioned Officer no SN
Enlisted: 11 August 1915
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Unspecified British Units
Born: Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia , 4 June 1885
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, University of Adelaide, and Magdalen College, Oxford
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Died: Natural Causes, North Adelaide, South Australia, 16 May 1971, aged 85 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Members of the Legal Profession & Students at Law WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide North Adelaide Cycling Club Roll of Honor, Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Glen Osmond St Saviour's Anglican Church Memorial Stained Glass Windows & Plaques, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted SN Officer , Unspecified British Units
8 Aug 1918: Involvement Major, SN Commissioned Officer no SN, Unspecified British Units, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Courtesy of Adelaide Rowing Club

Collier Robert Cudmore was one of many Australians who for a range of reasons, often because they were in the UK when war broke out, enlisted in the British Army during WW 1. He was a lawyer and politician born in 1885 in NSW and educated in Adelaide, South Australia. He won a gold medal in rowing as a member of the British four at the 1908 Olympic Games. Commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve in France on 11 August 1915, he commanded a battery and was twice severely wounded. During World War 2 he was a battalion commander in the Australian Volunteer Defence Corps and chairman of the Australian War Service League He was knighted in 1958 and died in 1971 in North Adelaide.

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