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Lady Kathleen Mary Cudmore (1874–1951)

Lady Cudmore, who died at her home at North Adelaide yesterday, was a prominent social worker in both world wars and during the depression.

She was the widow of the late Sir Arthur Cudmore, who died on February 27. They were married in 1901.

She was born at Eden Park, Marryatville. Her father, the late Mr. Wentworth Cavanagh Mainwaring represented the district of Yatala for 20 years, and was Commissioner of Crown Lands and Public Works.

Lady Cudmore's charitable work began during World War I with the AAMC Trench Comforts Fund. She was also active in the Cheer-Up Hut, and was one of those who revived the Hut in 1939. She worked with the Hut until it closed after the war.

During the depression she assisted charities for the relief of distress, and was interested in the Mission to Seamen.

Lady Cudmore is survived by two daughters — Mrs. R. Cavanagh-Mainwaring of Whitmore Hall, Staffordshire, and Mrs. Geoffrey Champion de Crespigny.

The funeral will be held privately this afternoon.

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  • Cavanagh-Mainwaring, Kathleen Mary

11 February, 1874
Marryatville, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


8 March, 1951 (aged 77)
North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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