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John Swinburne Ellingworth (1929–2011)

John Swinburne ELLINGWORTH (’46) was born at Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, on 20 May 1929, the son of a doctor.

He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1945 as a day boarder in Morrison House. He played rugby and was a Scout. In 1954 he graduated BCom from Leeds University. John ran his own business, importing and manufacturing furniture, and had several shops in Melbourne. He was managing director of Sablis Pty Ltd. On 3 October 1959 he married Zoe Smith in the small English village of Barcombe, Sussex.

Their sons at Scotch were Giles (SC 1974-80) and Casey (SC 1974-82). Also at Scotch were his cousins Bryan Russell Martin (born 22 September 1918, SC 1931-37, died 26 July 1983), Colin Swinburne Martin (born 25 November 1920, SC 1931-37, died 13 November 1946) and Frank Ian Russell Martin (born 15 April 1929, SC 1939-47, died 16 September 2008), first cousins once removed Ralph Oswald Ellingworth (born 13 March 1896, SC 1911-12, died 15 January 1918 in World War I) and Peter Martin (SC 1954-63), uncle Vincent Ellingworth (born 26 February 1897, SC 1911-12, died 8 October 1933) and second cousins Bob Arnold (SC 1933-44) and William Swinburne Arnold (born 24 July 1932, SC 1938-49, died 14 October 2004).

John lived at Barragga Bay, New South Wales, and died on 12 April 2011 at nearby Dalmeny from the complications of a fall.

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