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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2 (May 1, 1940.)

Death of Prince Obolensky

Death of Prince Obolensky.

New Zealanders learned with regret of the death of Prince Obolensky, killed in an air accident in England. To most of us he was but a name, but to the members of the 1935. All Blacks he will be remembered as the scoring winger who cut their defence to ribbons in the rout against England at Twickenham. The Brotherhood of Sport was made evident when the members of the 1935. All Black team forwarded a wreath to the funeral of the Russian Prince who went to England, won the honour of being the first foreigner to represent England at Rugby football and then died fighting for his adopted land.