Violet Elton
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Personal information
Country England
Born13 February 1889[1]
Died4 March 1969 (aged 80)[2]
Sidmouth, Devon

Violet Helen Strachan Elton (1889-1969) was an English badminton player. She started playing badminton in India at the age of seven. After joining a club playing at the Territorial Drill Hall in Kensington she started to come to prominence. She won five All England titles.[3] She was capped nine times by England between 1924 and 1930. Elton died on March 4, 1969 in Sidmouth.[4]

Medal Record at the All England Badminton Championships


Medal Year Event
Gold medal – first place 1920 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1926 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1928 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1929 Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1930 Women's doubles


  1. ^ "1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/6835A". The National Archives, Kew, London. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. ^ Davis, Pat (1983). Guinness Book of Badminton. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-271-X.
  4. ^ "Violet Elton". Badminton England. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.