Edmund, known as Jack, was born in 1903 in Australia, and was a descendent of the Tottenham family who played major roles in the Irish Parliament in the 17th and 18th Century. He married the daughter of F.C. Vines, of Lorenco Marques (now Maputo, Mozambique). He served with the R.A.F. in World War II and following the war worked as "a card club host".
He was a first class bridge player, and twice represented England in the European Championships. He was part of one of the most successful Gold Cup teams of the pre-World War II era and, in partnership with Pat Cotter, was described as one of "the terrific combinations of the day".
Major International Appearances
European Championships: 1938 and 1939
Camrose Trophy selections: 1947
Gold Cup Winner: 1935 and 1938