July 2020

It is with the deepest regret that we report the death of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold (27th December 1943-8thJuly 2020) #577 on the web family tree.

His passing marks the end of a 142-year era. The Cobbold family has been associated with Ipswich Town Football Club since its formation in 1878. Philip’s grandfather, John Murray Cobbold (widely remembered as ‘Capt. Ivan’) (1897-1944) #448 put up the money for ITFC to turn professional in 1936. Over the next 55 years, 5 of the 6 Chairmen were Cobbolds.

Philip became a director of the Club in 1995 and remained in post until 2007 staying on as club Patron until his death.

He was a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and served for 30 years in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Germany, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Canada and Oman.

Since inheriting Glemham Hall from his uncle, Patrick in 1991 he has created a thriving events business there specialising in weddings.

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