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Middleton, Edgar

(born 26 Nov. 1894, died 10 April 1939)
playwright and author



Born 26 Nov. 1894; m Yevonde, er d of late F. Cumbers, Hampstead; died 10 April 1939

playwright and author


Bancroft’s School, Woodford, Essex


Served as 2nd Lieut Essex Regt; Flight Sub.-Lieut RNAS, holder of Aeronaut’s Certificate, No. 74; served with the Daily Mail and The Times; for some time London Correspondent of the New York Sun; contributed to Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, Evening News, Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Sunday Dispatch, Sunday Pictorial, Woman’s Journal, Woman’s Pictorial, Passing Show, Armchair Science, etc


Aircraft, 1916; The Way of the Air, 1917; Glorious Exploits of the Air, 1917; Airfare, 1918; Tails Up, 1918; The Kingdom of the Air, 1919; The Great War in the Air, a history of the air in the war in four volumes with an introduction by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, 1919–1920; Potiphar’s Wife, 1928; The Prince of Wales, 1933; Lord Beaverbrook, 1934; I Might Have Been a Success, 1935. Plays: Potiphar’s Wife, 1927; Tin Gods, 1928; Morning, Noon and Night (revue), 1929; Lady with Designs (with Frank Gregory), 1938; one-act sketches: Habit, The Night Out, 1926; England Expects—?, 1936; talking pictures: Potiphar’s Wife, 1929; Tin Gods, 1930; Captivation, 1931; official film of the life of The Prince of Wales, 1933


3 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, Inner Temple, EC4
Central 2823. TA: Edgarce, London

‘MIDDLETON, Edgar’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 [http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whowaswho/U214079, accessed 22 Dec 2014]

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