Patrick Munro

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Patrick Munro (9 October 1883 – 3 May 1942), also known as Pat Munro, was a British Conservative politician and international rugby union player.[1]

Biography[edit]

The fifth son of Patrick Munro and Mary Helen Catherine Dormond, he was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he held an Open History Scholarship and graduated with 2nd class Honours in History. He was also awarded a Half Blue for High Jump in 1906 and President of the Vincent's Club (the club for Oxford Blues) in 1906-1907.

He joined the Sudan Political Service in 1907, and was Governor of Darfur Province in 1923-1924 and Governor of Khartoum Province from 1925-1929. He was mentioned in despatches in 1919 and awarded the Order of the Nile (3rd class)in 1929. He was a Member of British Delegation to the Capitulations Conference in Montreux in 1937.[2]

He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Llandaff and Barry from 1931 until his death. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Capt. Euan Wallace when he was Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in 1935, and when Secretary for Overseas Trade 1935. He was an unpaid Assistant Whip in 1937, joining the government payroll as a Junior Lord of the Treasury later that year and serving until his death.

Munro, a private in the Home Guard, died whilst taking part in an exercise at Westminster in 1942.[3][4]

Rugby career[edit]

He was a Rugby Blue in 1903, 1904, 1905 (and Captain in 1905).

He was capped thirteen times for Scotland between 1905 and 1911.[1][4] He was also a Rugby International for Scotland in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1911, captaining the team in 1907 and 1911.[1]

He also played for Oxford University RFC and London Scottish FC.[4]

He was later President of the Scottish Rugby Union from 1939 to 1940.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Scrum.com player profile. Retrieved 20 February 2010
  2. ^ Convention regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt
  3. ^ CWGC entry
  4. ^ a b c Bath, p109

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Ellis Lloyd
Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry
19311942
Succeeded by
Cyril Lakin