Full name Douglas Anthony Kendrew
Born July 22, 1910, Barnstaple
Died February 28, 1989, Nottingham (aged 78 years 221 days)
Major teams England
|Test debut||Wales v England at Cardiff, Jan 18, 1930 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road, Feb 8, 1936 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Tournament list|
Former England captain Brigadier Doug Kendrew, later to become Major General Sir Douglas Kendrew, was capped a total of 10 times by England between 1930-36. He also toured Austraila and New Zealand with the British Isles in 1930 and featured in 11 matches but failed to force his way into the Test reckoning.
A distinguished military officier, he became a Lieutenant with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment in 1931 and was promoted to major in 1941. During World War II he served in North Africa and Italy and acted as a Brigade Commander in Italy, Greece and the Middle East between 1944 and 1946.
His leadership and bravery saw the rare distinction of being awarded the Distinguished Service Order four times. During the 1950s, Sir Douglas was the Commander of the British Brigade, Commonwealth Division in Korean War, and General Officer Commanding and Director of Operations in Cyprus. He was later the Director of Information at the War Office from 1959 to 1960 and then Head of British Defence Liaison Staff at the British High Commission in Canberra from 1961 to 1963. He was promoted to Major-General in 1963 and appointed Governor of Western Australia on later the same year, serving until 1974.
He returned to England, where he died in 1989.