Awdry was educated at Winchester College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served with the 10th Hussars in Italy 1944–45 and with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 1947–62. He became a solicitor and a Chippenham councillor, serving as Mayor 1958–59. He was President of the Southern Boroughs Association 1959–60.
Awdry was Member of Parliament for Chippenham from a 1962 by-election until 1979, when he stood down—having seen off strong challenges from Liberal candidates in the seat (his majority in October 1974 was 1,749 (3.3%)). His successor was Richard Needham.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Chippenham
- Times Guide to the House of Commons October 1974
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]