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Cudmore, Kenneth de Lacy (1874–1940)

from Advertiser (Adelaide)

Mr. Kenneth de Lacy Cudmore, joint manager for Goldsbrough, Mort & Co. Limited, Sydney, died on Saturday after a week's illness. He was born at Glenelg, South Australia, in 1874, and educated at St. Peter's College and the Adelaide School of Mines. Leaving South Australia 45 years ago, Mr. Cudmore went to Queensland, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits. In January, 1907, he was appointed by Mr. J. M. Niall, then general manager of Goldsbrough. Mort & Co., to the control of the company's office at Rockhampton, and was transferred to the Brisbane office as manager in 1910. In 1912 he went to Sydney as relieving manager and later was appointed to this position. In 1928 he was made joint manager with Mr. W. Bowie.

Mr. Cudmore was also appointed chairman of the Sydney board of advice, and held that position, as well as that of joint manager, at the time of his death.

He was also a member of the executive of the National Woolselling Brokers of Australia and vice-chairman of the Sydney Woolselling Brokers Association for a number of years. He was a member of the State Wool Council during the Great War, and was again appointed to a like position when war was declared in September. 

Mr. Cudmore was a director of Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd., Sydney, for some time, and was also identified with the McGarvie Smith Institute since its inception. He was on the council of the Royal Agricultural Society, Sydney, a member of the Union Club. Royal Sydney Golf Club and the Australian Jockey Club.

He was a member of one of the oldest families in South Australia associated with the pastoral industry. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Kathleen Cudmore, and two sons, Keith and Ken.

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  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 May 1940, p 3

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'Cudmore, Kenneth de Lacy (1874–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 September 2019.

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