Marjorie Barrett
Personal information
Country England
Born1889[1]
Camberwell
Died1968 (aged 79)
Newton Abbott

Marjorie Barrett born Lucy Marjory East (1889-1968) was an English badminton player.

Biography

She started playing badminton in the village of Shaldon in Devon where Meriel Lucas tutored her.[2] After becoming a member of the Crystal Palace Club she married Frederick Barrett in 1915.[3] The left hander became a force after the war and secured five All England singles titles.[4]

Her husband died in 1932 and she remarried in 1949 to another badminton player Percy Macfarlane. She died in 1968, aged 79 in Newton Abbott. Her brother Frederick Arthur Dudley East married Dorothy Lyon, another leading badminton player at the time.[5]

Medal Record at the All England Badminton Championships

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Medal Year Event
Gold medal – first place 1926 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1927 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1929 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1930 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1931 Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1928 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1929 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1930 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1932 Women's doubles

References

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ "The Queen". Middlesex County Times. 27 January 1912. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Mrs Barrett". Badminton England.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Davis, Pat (1983). Guinness Book of Badminton. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-271-X.
  5. ^ "The Queen". Middlesex County Times. 27 January 1912. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.