Ellis Edge-Partington

Biographical information

Full nameEllis Foster•Edge-Partington
Used nameEllis•Edge-Partington
Born1885 in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England (GBR)
Died17 August 1957 in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsUniversity of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Ellis Edge-Partington was educated at Felsted School, and then attended Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he obtained a theology degree. During his time at Cambridge, he excelled at hockey and played for the University (winning his Blue in a 3-2 win over Oxford in 1907), and also for Essex and England. Edge-Partington was still at university when he played for the England team that won gold at the 1908 London Olympics. After leaving Cambridge, Edge-Partington played for Cambridge University Wanderers, Beckenham, and Old Felstedians, which he formed in 1919.

After his ordination, Edge-Partington spent ten years as the curate at St. Mary’s, Portsea from 1909-19. He served in the Army between 1915-19 and was awarded the Military Cross with Bar for gallantry in the field. He held parishes at Lambeth and Lewisham before being rewarded for his hard work by being made Canon of Southwark Cathedral. Edge-Partington was appointed chaplain to the King in 1941 and had a parish in Tooting between 1943-47. He then stepped down from his strenuous city work and was given a country parish. He was taken ill after attending a conference at Blackpool in 1954 and was struck with an illness that left him living life as an invalid until his eventual death in 1957.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Ellis Edge-Partington
Hockey, Men (Olympic) England DNS