Walter Prideaux (rower)

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For the English lawyer and poet, see Walter Prideaux.

Walter Arbuthnot Prideaux, CBE (4 January 1910 - 5 November 1995) was an English rower who won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta.

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Prideaux was born to Walter Treverbian Prideaux and his wife Marion Fenn Arbuthnot in 1910.[1] He was educated Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1930 he was a member of the winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race and won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta partnering Harold Rickett.[2] He was in the winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race again in 1931

Prideaux became a solicitor. In World War II he served with Kent Yeomanry and was awarded the T.D. and the M.C. He followed in a family tradition and was clerk of the Goldsmiths' Company from 1958.[3]

Prideaux lived at Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex. He died at the age of 85.

Prideaux married Anne Cokayne, daughter of Francis Stewart Cokayne and Dorothy Emily Probyn, on 4 February 1937.

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