Oliver Beaumont

BEAUMONT, MR. OLIVER HUGH WALLACE, who died in Guy's Hospital on December 28, aged 47, became Sporting Editor of The Times after the second Great War and held that position until his death. Always a great cricket enthusiast, he did not attain distinction at the game either at Marlborough or when going to Pembroke College, Cambridge, but throughout his journalistic career of twenty years he wrote upon it both interestingly and with authority. The only child of Sir John Beaumont, P.C., formerly Chief Justice of Bombay, he was, by reason of his unassuming manner and quiet sense of humour, immensely popular in Fleet Street.

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