Edward Hawthorn
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Personal information
Country England
Born11 November 1878

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

Badminton career

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 to 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 Championships


Medal Year Event
Gold medal – first place 1911 Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1912 Mixed doubles

Personal life

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. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  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.