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Philip Esser Day

We have been informed by Sheila Robson, Philip's daughter, that Philip Esser Day died shortly before Christmas aged 92.

Sheila writes "Philip always retained fond memories of his time at Eltham College, where he worked hard at his studies and was a keen sportsman, playing in the school rugby and cricket teams and supporting Arsenal football club.  His education came to an abrupt end when he enlisted with the Royal Artillary at the start of World War 2 and during the next 7 years Philip had several postings in England and the Middle East, travelling by ship via the Cape to the Persian Gulf and north through Iraq to Palestine and Egypt.

After the war Philip married and had two children.  He played cricket for the Old Elthamians at Foxbury for several years and retained his enthusiasm for cricket, rugby and football, throughout his life. Philip qualified as a Member of both the Institute of Export and the Institute of Bankers.  He worked for nearly forty years in the City for the Banque Nationale de Paris.  Philip survived his wife of 65 years by just 11 months and  leaves a daughter, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren."