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Ernest Edward Shedden Hawthorn (1878-1951) was an English International badminton player.

Edward Hawthorn
Personal information
Country England
Born11 November 1878
Died4th quarter 1951

Badminton careerEdit

Born in 1878 in Sussex he joined the Crystal Palace badminton club after becoming involved in badminton. He was a prominent player before the First World War winning two All England titles.[1] After retiring in 1928 he became vice-president of the badminton Association and was chairman from 1936-1947. He died on 4 December 1951 at his home in Beckenham, Kent, at the age of 73.[2]

He was part of the English team that toured Canada in 1925 to promote the sport on behalf of the Canadian Badminton Association which had recently been formed in 1921.[3][4]

Medal Record at the All England Badminton ChampionshipsEdit


Medal Year Event
  1911 Men's doubles
  1912 Mixed doubles

Personal lifeEdit

He was an insurance broker by trade and lived in Beckenham, Kent.


  1. ^ Davis, Pat (1983). Guinness Book of Badminton. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-271-X.
  2. ^ "Edward Hawthorn". Badminton England.
  3. ^ "Badminton : An Illustrated History - From ancient pastime to Olympic sport". Google Books.
  4. ^ "UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, Southampton, England 1926". Ancestry UK.
  5. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.