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ASHTON, Edward Roy (1927-2013)

ASHTON, Edward Roy (1927-2013)

Edward Roy Ashton practised as a self-employed architect in Melbourne for many years and had lived at Mt Eliza. He graduated from RMIT in 1952. He didn’t fully retire until 2008 at the age of 82. A tennis player and yachtsman, he was a long-standing member of the Mornington Yacht Club before he moved to Tasmania. A friend, John Taylor, described him ‘as a successful business man and always a gentleman with a good sense of humour. ‘Ted’ had requested that he wear his Old Collegians’ tie to his funeral’

‘Ted’ attended College from 1940 to 1944 as a boarder and Warrinn House member after a period at Trinity Grammar School. He was a member (Bow) of the 1st Rowing VIII which won, for the second time, the Head of the River in 1944 defeating Melbourne Grammar and Wesley. Ted was also a member of the House of Guilds Council, and the Rowing Committee in 1944, and also a Cadet Lieutenant that year. In 1943, he had also been a member of the Relay Team. He was awarded the House of Guilds Prize in 1944. ‘Ted’ died at Launceston, age 86 on 12 October 2013.

Sources: Launceston Examiner 15 Oct 2013. OGC 1941.
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