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Obituaries Index

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

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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 Duncan 1940-1924

22/02/24: Michael Duncan, who has died of cancer aged 83, was Master i/c Fives at Harrow from 1969 to 1974 and Membership Secretary of the EFA from 1980 until 2010.

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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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Richard Smethers (1949-2022)

Gordon Stringer & Dale Vargas write:

25/09/22: Richard Smethers, who has died at the age of 73, was a regular member of the Old Cholmeleians Eton fives team that won the Alan Barber Cup for a record 15 years from 1977 to 1991.

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David Lee (1934-2019)

"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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Alistair Simpson (1940-2022)

Gordon Stringer and Dale Vargas write:

17/08/22: Alistair Simpson, who has died at the age of 82, was captain of fives at City of London School and won a half-blue at Oxford.

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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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Robin Moulsdale (1928-2022)


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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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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