Charles “Charlie” Cornwell


BIRTH: 1906
Ararat, Victoria
DEATH: 2 June 1964 Burwood, NSW
DEATH: 2 June 1964
Burwood, NSW


RESIDENCE: Henry St Ashfield, NSW


  • Temora RL 1928, 1929
  • Southern Division RL 1929
  • Combined Country RL v Combined City RL 1929
  • Country RL Firsts v City RL Firsts 1929
  • Wests RL First Grade 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade1930
  • Metropolis RL v New Zealand RL 1930
  • Metropolis RL v Country RL Firsts 1932
  • City RL Seconds v Country RL Seconds 1930, 1932
  • NSW RL Firsts v Queensland RL Firsts 1930, 1934
  • NSW RL Firsts v Ipswich RL 1930, 1934
  • NSW RL Firsts v Toowoomba RL 1930
  • NSW RL Firsts v Brisbane RL 1934
  • NSW RL v Far North Coast RL 1934
  • Rest of Australia RL v Kangaroos RL 1930
  • NSW RL Probables v NSW RL Possibles 1931
  • City RL Firsts v NSW Country RL Firsts 1934
  • Wests RL General Committee 1935
  • Wests RL Vice President 1946


Charlie Cornwell was born in the gold mining district of Ararat, Victoria in 1906.

In his early twenties, Charlie found his way to the NSW town of Temora where his rugby league ability was first noticed. He played with the Temora Club in 1928 and 1929 and made three Maher cup appearances.

In 1929 he represented Southern Division and Country Firsts. It was here that he came to the notice of Sydney teams.

A report in the Daily Telegraph in May 1929 noted that Southern Division had a pack with two Internationals in Kingston and York, and Cornwell who was a forward of possibilities. Charlie Cornwell lived up to that encouraging assessment.

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