We are very sad to report that Ralph Morris, the 1950s full back for Dulwich Hamlet departed this life on Monday evening. Only yesterday we published a piece on the Hamlet Historian blog how Ralph was soon to be honoured by leading the Hamlet team out in a forthcoming match. At 91 he would have been the oldest mascot to ever do so.
Regrettably, Ralph had a fall a few days ago which resulted in a very painful broken hip. An operation followed but being extremely frail he did not recover. Ralph passed away on Monday evening.
Ralph was really looking forward to his day out at Champion Hill as the matchday mascot, returning to the club for which he made over one hundred appearances. It is such a pity he passed away before his wish could be fulfilled. This was something which filled much of his thoughts in his last few weeks.
Clare Keeble who was instrumental in organising what was to be Ralph’s special day assures us that the Morris family are still eager to attend the match, at which Ralph’s life will be commemorated in some way. A minute’s silence will be held before kick-off. Our deepest condolences to the Morris family and friends.