|Cedric Maudsley Ingram Pearson|
24 August 1918|
Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
|Died||7 November 2012
Narrabeen, New South Wales
|Years of service||1937–1975|
|Commands held||Royal Military College, Duntroon (1970–73)
1st Division (1969–70)
1st Australian Task Force (1968–69)
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1962–64)
|Battles/wars||Second World War
|Awards||Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Legion of Merit (United States)
Knight of the National Order of Vietnam
Cross of Gallantry with Palm (Vietnam)
Major General Cedric Maudsley Ingram "Sandy" Pearson AO, DSO, OBE, MC (24 August 1918 – 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.
Early life and family
CMI Pearson (known as Sandy) was born in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, the son of Margaret and the Rev. George Ingram Pearson, a Methodist minister. He was the younger brother of Dr H. H. Pearson. Pearson attended Newington College (1932–1936) before graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1940.
- Served Second World War, (1942–1945)
- Served Singapore, (1966–1968)
- Commander 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam, (1968–1969)
- Commandant, Royal Military College, Duntroon, (1970–1973)
- Chief of Personnel, Australian Army, (1973–1975)
Post army career
- Exexcutive Director, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, (1976–1983)
- Director, Brickworks Ltd, (1983–1998)
- RSL Committees, (1977–2002)
- Newington College Council, (1978–1998)
- NSW Homeless Children, (1981–1990)
- Barnes 1974, p. 80.
- Barnes 1974, p. 84.
- PEARSON, Cedric Mandsley Ingram, memorial.act.gov.au
- Crown Content Who's Who in Australia 2007 p. 1622
- "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.
- Herbert Hilary (Hugh) Ingram Pearson
- Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) p. 154
- Commander 1st Australian Task Force at the time of the Battle of Binh Ba (image)
- Vietnam vets honoured – Local News – News – The Manly Daily. Manly-daily.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved on 2011-04-06.
- "Vale: Major General 'Sandy' Pearson". 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association website. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.