‘Sandy’ Pearson passed away this morning at the RSL Village Narrabeen
Major General Cedric Maudsley Ingram “Sandy” Pearson AO, DSO, OBE, MC (24 August 1918 – 7 Nov 2012) was a retired Australian Army officer. He served during WW2 finishing the war as a LtCol and later commanded the Australian Forces during the Vietnam War, (1ATF 1968~69). He was Commandant of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and retired as Chief of Personnel (Army) in 1975
He was born in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, and attended Newington College (1932–1936) before graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1940.
He served during WW2 and was well known to 7RAR member as a patron of the 2/7th Battalion Association and has been involved with 7RAR Association for many years.
General Pearson was awarded the Military Cross (MC) and the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE) and the Order of Australia (AO)
He was a great leader, well known and will be remembered kindly by a large number of ex servicemen.
Funeral details will be advised when available