Sandy Pearson

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Cedric Maudsley Ingram "Sandy" Pearson
Nickname(s) "Sandy"
Born 24 August 1918 (1918-08-24)
Kurri Kurri, New South Wales Australia
Died 7 November 2012 (2012-11-08) (aged 94)
Narrabeen, New South Wales
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1942–197?
Rank Major General
Commands held Royal Military College, Duntroon
1st Australian Task Force
Battles/wars Second World War
Vietnam War
Awards Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Major General Cedric Maudsley Ingram "Sandy" Pearson, AO, DSO, OBE, MC (24 August 1918[1] – 7 November 2012) was an Australian Army officer. He was a Commander of Australian Forces during the Vietnam War, Commandant of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and Director of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.[2]

Early life and family[edit]

CMI Pearson (known as Sandy) was born in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales,[1] the son of Margaret and the Rev. George Ingram Pearson, a Methodist minister.[3] He was the younger brother of Dr H. H. Pearson MBE.[4] Pearson attended Newington College (1932–1936)[5] before graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1940.

Army career[edit]

Post Army Career[edit]

  • Exexcutive Director, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, (1976–1983)
  • Director, Brickworks Ltd, (1983–1998)


Honours & Decorations[edit]


Pearson died on 7 November 2012, at the RSL Village in Narrabeen, New South Wales.[9] He was 94 and his funeral was held on 15 November 2012 at the Newington College Chapel, Stanmore.


  1. ^ a b c PEARSON, Cedric Mandsley Ingram,
  2. ^ Crown Content Who's Who in Australia 2007 p. 1622
  3. ^ "LATE REV. G. INGRAM PEARSON.". The Methodist (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 1954) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 7 September 1940. p. 4. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Herbert Hilary (Hugh) Ingram Pearson
  5. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) p. 154
  6. ^ Commander 1st Australian Task Force at the time of the Battle of Binh Ba (image)
  7. ^ a b Vietnam vets honoured - Local News - News - The Manly Daily. Retrieved on 2011-04-06.
  8. ^ It's an Honour Website - Homepage. Retrieved on 2011-04-06.
  9. ^ "Vale: Major General 'Sandy' Pearson". 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association website. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.