Obituaries Index

The following obituaries appear in this section of the website. Click on the name to read more.

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Robin Moulsdale


Shrewsbury School writes: Robin Moulsdale, former Housemaster and teacher, sportsman of distinction, and, in the second half of his life, mystic seeker, has died at the age of 93.

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Edward, 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (3 Jan 1938 - 16 June 2021)

Dale Vargas writes: Edward, Viscount Coverdale, as he then was, was my fives partner at Cambridge; we played in the second pair together in 1961.

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Michael Constantinidi 1928-2019: A Tribute

26/02/20: That Eton fives should become a headline in an obituary in both The Times and The Daily Telegraph, endorses the considerable achievements of the EFA's former Chairman and President, Michael Constantinidi.

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David Lee

"Au Revoir Partner". Richard Corner writes:

18/09/19: I am writing this in memory of David S.W. Lee, who recently passed away at his home in Bawtry, near Doncaster.

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John Leaf

Dale Vargas writes:

04/02/19: John Leaf, who died in October 2018 aged 92, was a polymath.

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Anne, with David Guilford, at the opening of the sixteenth court at Eton

Elizabeth Anne Shortland-Jones - Nee Young (1931 - 2018)

Anne Shortland-Jones will be remembered in Fives circles as the devoted wife of the EFA's late President, Martin, whom she supported wholeheartedly in his passion for the game.

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Duncan Beardmore-Gray 1927-2018

18/04/18: The Eton Fives community was saddened to hear of the recent death of Duncan Beardmore-Gray at the age of 90.

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Tony Baden Fuller

25th January 1938 – 19th February 2018

Nick Preston writes:

Tony Baden Fuller saved the game of Eton Fives from disappearing into an abyss when the game’s sole manufacturer and supplier of balls suddenly collapsed in 1960. Tony invented a new ball and in so doing, he revolutionised the way the game was played. Today, anyone who plays Eton Fives, plays with the Baden Fuller ball.

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Brian Smallwood

Old Salopian Brian Smallwood died in 2017 at the age of 85. Below is his obituary from the Old Salopian magazine.

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