Cecil John Seddon Purdy was born on the 27th of March 1906 in Port Said, Egypt. Awarded the IM title in 1951 and the GMC title in 1953 he was the first World Correspondence Chess Champion in 1953. He won the New Zealand Championship twice, 1924-25 and 1935-36 and was Australian Champion on four occasions, 1934-35, 1936-37 (after a play-off), 1948-49 and 1951. He was also Australian Correspondence Champion in 1940 and 1948.
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