General Henry Francis Anderson (Frank)
Kent, England
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


From The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 1935

Mr Frank Peach – Lawn tennis president – Sudden death on golf links

Mr Henry Francis Anderson (Frank) Peach, president of the New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association, and selector of Australian tennis teams, collapsed and died while playing golf at the Kogarah course on Saturday. He was playing for Kogarah club in a grade match against Pennant Hills club, and had just played his second shot in the eighth hole when he collapsed. Doctors on the course attended him, but found that he had apparently died when he sat down.

Mr. Peach, who was 48 years of age, was senior member of the firm of Peach Brothers, auctioneers and real estate agents, of Pitt Street, City, Rockdale and Kogarah. He was chairman of the New South Wales board of directors of the General Accident, Fire, and Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd.

Mr. Peach was born in England, but went, as a small child, to New Zealand. He was educated at Saint John’s College, Auckland, and, later, when his family moved to Sydney, at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School. His athletic record dated from his early schooldays. He won a special prize for the best all-round college cricketer in the North Island of New Zealand, and was also in the first Rugby Union team of his college team. He was a member of his Sydney college’s first eleven, and first fifteen. Later, he played hockey, becoming a leading player and captain of the New South Wales interstate team.

Tennis then became his sport, and he achieved great success in it, particularly as a doubles player. He represented New South Wales against Victoria in 1921, and against Queensland in five teams between 1914 and 1928. In addition, he represented the State against New Zealand on several occasions. After his retirement from first-class tennis, he maintained an active interest in lawn tennis administration. He then took up golf, and won a place in the Kogarah Club’s team.

He started his business career in the employ of the Commercial Union Assurance Co., Ltd. Later, he started in business on his own account as an estate agent at Kogarah. About nine months later his brother, Mr Norman Peach, joined him in business, the firm becoming Peach Brothers. The business expanded, and a city office was opened. Later, an office was opened at Rockdale.

He is survived by Mrs Peach [née Annie Bertha Kelly], one son, Frank, and three daughters, Eileen, Beth, and Norma (Paddy).


Archive statistics 1913 - 1928

Tournaments Queensland Championships - 1928 City of Sydney Championships - 1927 New Zealand Championships - 1926 Australian Open - 1925 New South Wales Championships - 1925 Victorian Championships - 1924 New South Wales Championships - 1924 City of Sydney Championships - 1924 South Australian Championships - 1923 New South Wales Championships - 1923 New Zealand Championships - 1923 New South Wales Championships - 1922 Victorian Championships - 1921 New South Wales Championships - 1921 City of Sydney Championships - 1921 New Zealand Championships - 1920 Queensland Championships - 1920 Australian Open - 1919 Victorian Championships - 1919 New South Wales Championships - 1919 City of Sydney Championships - 1919 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1919 Australian Open - 1915 Queensland Championships - 1915 County of Cumberland - 1915 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1914 County of Cumberland - 1914 City of Sydney Championships - 1913

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