- 19 June 1880
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 9 October 1954
Forrest, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- first director-general of the Australian Department of Health
View the full biographical record by clicking on the Australian Dictionary of Biography link under References below.
- Roe, Michael, 'Cumpston, John Howard Lidgett (1880-1954)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, online edition, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080194b.htm. Details