Created and maintained by Rhett Bartlett.

This list contains the name of Richmond players, officials who went to war/enlisted/are a member of the ADF.
(N.B They may have gone to war prior to their career at Richmond, or after their career at Richmond, or during their time at another club)

If you know of any Richmond player or official (from any club grade; Seniors, Reserves, Richmond Thirds etc, Trained with Richmond) who should be on the list below, please email me at rhettrospective at gmail.com

Those who gave their ultimate sacrifice to their country. (World War One and World War Two)

Years Played
War info
Bill Nolan 27 1914-1915 Seniors Sergeant, 58th Battalion 23 July 1916, Boulogne France. Severe gunshot wounds
Patrick 'Toots' O'Loughlin 48 1887-1892 Seniors Private 24th Battalion 26 August 1916 Killed and buried by a shell at Mouquet Farm. b: 1868 in Richmond Looks like his enlistment papers has him as 42.
Alexander Salton 45 1887-1889 Seniors 60th Aust. Inf Batn 10 Sept 1916 Died from gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Arthur Owen 'Ginger' Quinn 39 1898 Seniors. Private. 22nd Aust Infantry Battalion. 15 Nov 1916 Killed in action. Born 1875
Artie Harrison24 1911 Seniors Lance-Corporal 22nd Battalion 3 May 1917, Bullecourt France Killed at the Second Battle of Bullecourt.
Les Lee 22 1913 Seniors Private 10th Machine Gun company 8 June 1917 Hit by a shell in a trench at Snitchells Farm, Messine, France. Wounds to head, chest and legs. Bereavement notice
Herbert Ivar Martin 23 1939 Reserves Corporal VX35665 17 May 1941 Died at Bathurst Training Camp when Bren Gun Carrier crushed him
Gordon Addison Graham 25 1937 Reserves Leading Supply Assistant 1 March 1942 Killed when HMAS Perth sunk
John Oswald 'Ossie' Jennings 21 1940 Reserves Corporal. AIF 29 July 1942 in Egypt. RFC MB 31/1/1940 has Jennings requesting a tryout, through a letter from J.L Murphy (Hamilton delegate). The club asked Stan Judkins for information on Jennings. Judkins was Hamilton coach. He is listed at 6ft 1, 13st 4, and a half back. Played Hamilton United. Labourer. Born in Hamilton (3 Oct 1920) Farewell by club in 1941
Bill Cosgrove 24 1940 Seniors Flight Sergeant 30 Squadron 11 Aug 1943 Piloted A19-74 which crashed 7 miles after an early morning take-off in the waters off Goodenough Island, New Guinea. The Best First Year Player at Richmond is co-named in his honour. His nephew is former Governor-General and Chief of the Defence Force Sir Peter Cosgrove. Minute silence between Rich vs Haw
Hector Charles Munro 25 Trained RFC 1941 Trained. Permit RFC 1941. Flying Officer RAAF 26 November 1943 Flying Battle, Off New Guinea. Buried at Lae War Cemetery & Lae Memorial Panel 6. No known grave. Finally listed in press as presumed dead in April 1945. Reached semifinals 1941 Stawell Gift. Played with Stawell FC. Completed first solo flight in early 1942. B: 24 Jan 1918, Stawell.
Frank Percy Stamford 20 1941 Richmond Recruits B+F. 29/46 Battalion. Private 7 Dec 1943 New Guinea KIA. Born: 29 Apr 1923. Listed in 1953 Sporting Globe as former player. Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945.
Ralph James Ayers 23 1939/40 Reserves Flight Sergeant RAAF 20 Dec 1943 Aircraft failed to return from 'minelaying operations'. Frisian Island. All 7 crew presumed lost in North Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Born: 1 Aug 1920 in East Prahran Remembrance notice from family. Permit from Prahran 2nds and Melbourne to Richmond FC 10 May 1939
Richard (Dick) John Power 20 1941/42 Reserves RAAF. Warrant Officer. 27 Jan 1944 Germany ' Air Operations'. Lancaster aircraft JB 637 crashed in Stuecken. All 7 crew members died. Buried in Berlin War Cemetery. Mentioned in Minute Book March 17 1942. Also his father wrote to club (28/8/1940 MB) 'stating that Hawthorn were desirous of signing his son, but his boy would like to have a try at Richmond'. And again 17/3/1942 that Jack had been 'transferred to Adelaide by RAAF". Born: Feb 6 1923 in Barfold Vic formerly of Xavier College
Bill Garvie 331934-1935 Seniors Private 20 Field Bakery Platoon 27 June 1944 Died on Active Duty in Queensland when his military vehicle overturned on Gillies Highway and he suffered fractured spine, wrist and lacerate skull. Died the following dayReference to his passing.
John Garnet Shearer 20 1943 Reserves Warrant Officer, Squadron 7 April 1945 Died when shot down by flak off Port Gariboldi returning from a raid on a ferry terminal near Pontelagooscuro. Plane crashed into the sea. 3 crew lost lives. Pilot survived. Enlistment photo in file
Norm Stanley Le Brun 36 1925 Reserves VX76818 2/10 Cavalry Commando Squadron. Died: 15 November 1944 in New Guinea, killed by a sniper near Danmap River. First Australian to die at Aitape-Wewak campaign.
Walter Johnston 62 1908 player Staff Sergeant WW2, AFV School. v5088 18 July 1946 Died of coronary occlusion. As he has a Roll of Honour card, his death is deemed war related.

Below is a list of Richmond players/officials who went to war and survived.

Boer War

Richmond association
War info
William Arnott 1893 player 4th Vic Imperial Bushmen in the Boer War
Daniel Charles 'Artillery' Collins 1892 player Victorian Artillery Regimental No.247 Boer War (joined 25-1-1902)
George Johnson 1901-1904 player Volunteer Mounted Infantry Unit
Alex Johnston 1908 player 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse. Served in Boer War, WW1 and WW2
Clovis Mainon 1885 Treasurer Most likely fought on the Boer side
John "Jack" Johnston Tait 1899-1900 player Lieutenant, 'who served in South Africa with the Scottish Horse and also was one of the officers connected with the late Captain Benson's Lancers.' Herald 1902 MB. Tait received wounds from Boer bullets in both legs. Appeared at the Farewell to William Malone in 1902. Also served in Zulu Rebellion, and WW1 for Australia.
Carl Frederick Wulff 1896 player Private in the Imperial Light Infantry for The Soldiers of the Queen

Zulu Rebellion

Richmond association
War info
John "Jack" Johnston Tait 1899-1900 player Served in Zulu Rebellion in 1906, and Boer War, and WW1 for Australia

China 1900 - 1901 Boxer Rebellion

Richmond association
War info
Mark Pope 1899 player Abel Seaman. Victorian Naval Contingent July - Dec 1900

World War One

Richmond association
War info
Albert Anderson 1926 player Driver. 4th Division Ammunition Column
Jack Arbrew 1913 player Corporal. Air Mechanic 4th Squadron. Also served WW2
Horrie Bannister 1924 player Private. Depot Broadmeadows
Albert Edward "Bert" Barnes 1921-24 Reserves Serv 165. Corporal. Received Military Medal. He is brother of William Barnes RFC Snrs 1915-16. A great bio of Albert is here
David Warden Beck Born: 1875. Died: Aug 18 1939. Club Masseur Staff -Sergeant Army Medical Corps. Lost right eye. 1916-1918
Henry Martin Bice 1922 Reserves practice match 57th Batallion. Played football with Checker Hughes in France. Bio here Photo here with cousin
Arthur Birtles 1922 player Private. 14th Battalion.
Leonard Bolitho Trainer 1939-1941 Pvt 2626 46th Battalion *Also served WW2
Arthur Brennan 1896-97, 1903-1904 Pvt 51513. Court Martialed
Jack Bristow 1913 player Lieutenant. 6th Battalion. Military Cross.
Norm Brooker 1911 Corporal. 2/5 Battallion
Jim Burchill 1918 player Private. Lab Assistant.
Johnny Campbell 1921 trained Noted Sth Fremantle player. Born 1st March 1894.
Ernest 'Mick' Carter 1910 player Sergeant. Metal Buyer.
Joe Corfield 1926 player Army 1329. Flying Corps
Francis John Costello 1930s committee and social secretary 13th Light Horse brigade No. 1328. Served with Frank Huggard. Also a jockey for F.H.Lewis and C. Wheeler
George Cleaver Craven 1924-25 Reserves No. 3614 Also Served in WWII aged 40. Brother of Richard Craven.
Richard Blackmore Craven 1919 Reserves Sgt 6th Battalion. Gallipoli More info And more info Capt of War footy team . Nickname 'Snowy'.
Frederick Thomas Crooks 1922-24 Serv 1523
Arthur Danks 1912-1915 player Driver. 4th Field Artillery
Ted Derrick 1916 player Private. 23rd Battalion.
Norman Digby 1920 Reserves 12280. Lance Corporal. Also served WW2
Alec Eason 1916 player Private. 5th Battalion. Possibly team photo
Percy Ellin 1910 player Private. 60th Battalion.
Claude Fell 1918 player Private. 90th Company. Depot Navy
William Ernest Fildes 1906-1907 player 12th Field Company. Gallant conduct. War record Conscription ad
Ted Fisher 1918 player Warrant Officer. 57th Battalion.
Arthur Fox 1917-1918 player Lance Corporal. 6th Battalion.
George Gibson 1907-1912 player Private. 6th Battalion. He wrote a letter whilst at war
Bruce Godfrey 1910 player Corporal. 23rd Battalion.
Dave Griffiths 1923 player Sapper. 13th Field Company.
Alex 'Joker' Hall 1910 coach DEPOT 62143 Home Service Langwarrin
Frank Harley 1915-17, 19-25 player Engine Room Artificer. Royal Aust Navy
Doug Hayes 1922-28 player Driver. 1 Division Signalling Company
William Tullock Hendrie 1905-1906 player. Sergeant 59th Battalion
Edmund Hood 1916-19 player 2nd Class Air Mechanic.
Charles Wyatt Hudd 1904 VFA player No. 227. Gunner.
Frank Huggard 1919-20, 22-25 13th Light Horse
Frank 'Checker' Hughes 1914-15, 19-23 player Sergeant. 57th Battalion.
Les Irwin 1911 player Sergeant. 13th Light Horse Regiment
Hugh James 1909-16, 1919-23 Lieutenant. 3rd Pioneer Battalion. Military Cross. 12th Field Company.
Jack James 1926 player Lieutenant. 3rd Pioneer Battalion.
Bert 'Dook' Jennings Trainer Reference here in 1916. War referenced Possibly Herbert James Jennings 5628. This says he was G Jennings
Alex Johnston 1908 player 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse. Served in Boer War WW1 and WW2
Ted Keggin 1912-1914, 1917 Navy. Also served WW2
Basil Kiernan 1916 player Private. No.1 Sea Transport.
Lyster Kirkpatrick 1909 player Sapper. 3rd Division Signals.
Percy Claude Langdon 1938-55 committee 5th Field Coy Engineers. No. 3777 Military Medal for Bravery
Dave Lynch 1912 player Driver. 1st Divisional Train.
John MacGregor 1911 player Staff Sergeant. 4th Motor Transport.
Dave Mahoney 1911 player Private. 5th Battalion.
Ernest Edward Main 1902 VFA player Occupation: Butcher. No. 940 Pvt. Awarded Military Medal for Bravery J1917. 39th Battalion
Bill Marshall 1915 player Private. 15th Machine Gun Company
Jim Maxfield 1924-1925 Private. 59th Battalion
George May 1911 2nd Lieutenant.
Harry Maynard 1914 player Lieutenant. 29th Battalion.
Bob McCaskill 1923-25 player Sergeant. 1st Division Artillery.
Jim McDonald 1915 player Private. 23rd Battalion.
George McIntosh 1912-1919 Asst. Secretary Paymaster at Broadmeadows Camp. (His son Donald died at war)
Joe McKenzie 1910 player Corporal. 13th LIght Horseman.
George McLear 1914 player Bombardier. 36th heavy Artillery.
Hector Milne Committeeman / Past Player Lieutenant 7th Australian Light Horse 1914-1916
Dan Minogue 1920-25 player Bombardier. 3rd Divisional Ammunition.
Dave Moffatt 1912-1917, 1919-20 Home Defence Force
Vern Moore 1925 player Lance Corporal. 14th Field Company
Fred Morgan 1913-15 player Staff Sergeant. 10th Field Ambulance.
Mel Morris 1921-1926 player Gunner. 3rd Field Artillery
George M Muir 1923 Permit Came from Longwarry to Richmond to Preston. Possibly CarltonFC 1915, 18-19, Fitz 1919)
Alan O'Donoghue 1912 player Mentioned in The Argus and Punch
George Ogilvie 1920 player Lance Corporal 7th Battalion.
Percy Page Secretary RAAF Administrative branch. Flt Lieut.
James Thomas "Jimmy" Parker 1919-22 Reserves V80907. Son of VFA player Jimmy Parker.
Ernest John Parkinson 1920 Reserves Trooper 1631
George Parkinson 1919-1921 Lieutenant. 1st Division Trench Mortar.
Harry Pollock 1923-24, 26 Corporal. 36th Aust Heavy Artillery.
Allan Thomas Prewett 1928 Reserves Navy PM3861
Dick Price 1912 player Corporal. 2/A Trench Mortar Battery.
Syd Price 1909-1910 Lieutenant.
Henry Archibald Richardson 1902-1904 player Served with USA in WW1 and WW2. FHL Roll No 1544261
Arch Robinson 1911 player Corporal. A Provost Corps.
George Ross 1923 player Air Mechanic. Australian Flying Corp.
Billy Rudd 1917-18 player Private. 6th Battalion
Ernie Rudduck 1904-1906 player Lance Corporal 57th Battalion. Served in WW2
Ted Ryan 1908 player Lieutenant. Naval Military.
Bryan Joseph Rush 1919-20 Reserves Australian Army Pay Corps. Also Served in WW2
Alex Salvado 1912 player Sapper. 13th Field Company
Bobby Scott 1910-1911 player Private. 10 Machine Gun Company
Jack Sheehan 1915,1917 player Sergeant. 5th Battalion.
William Henry “Bill” Sheppard 1913 - 1917 committeeman possible War record Referenced here and here and photo here , and here , 1914 info here
Wilfred Stott 1919-20 player Staff Sergeant. 7th Light Horse Regiment.
John "Jack" Johnston Tait 1899-1900 Lieutenant. 13th Light Horseman Regiment. Wounded in action at Gallipoli at Lone Pine, later served for Sea Transport Service. Here he is back row , 6th from left in Egypt. Also served in Boer War, and Zulu Rebellion.
Frederick William Tauschke 1919 Reserves 23rd AIF
Dudley George Tong 1906 player 21st Battalion
Bill Thorpe 1914 player Private. Army.
George Threlfall 1919, 1923-24 player Private. 18th Reinforcements.
Frank Eustace Turner 1907 player Private 4928. Later played StKilda Snrs 1910
Francis Twomey 1913-1914 player Sergeant. 14th Battalion.
George Valentine 1924-26 player Air Mechanic. 7th Training Squadron.
Tom Watson 1897,1901, 03 VFA player Referenced here, and here
Bob Williams 1946 trained RAAF
Edward Hugh Williams 1892-94, 98-99 player Private 15/8/1916 - discharged 14/10/1918
Tom 'Sconny' Williams 1898-99, 04-06 VFA player Referenced here. Thomas James Williams - Munitions Worker, number 605.
George Grant Ward 1909 player Private 24th Battalion. Discharged due to rheumatism. Serv. No. 2485
Harry Weatherill 1919 player Private. 22nd Battalion
Horrie Weeks 1915 player Corporal. Anzac Corp
Albert "Nip" Walter Whitaker 1911 committeeman Bombardier. No. 10486. His brother Herb was a RFC Trainer, and other brother Charles was committeeman, timekeeper, life member
John James White 1910 player Private 1935
Stan Wootton 1923 player Lieutenant. 59th Battalion.
John Thomas "Jack" Wright 1901 player Service No. 1285. Tropical Force. Also played for Geel 1902-06
Joseph Edgar Youlden 1907 player Lance Corporal 3263 60th Battalion

World War Two

Years Played
War info
Ken Albiston 1946-51 player Aircraftman 1 RAAF
Robert Raymond Alexander 1942 Seconds player Awarded D.F.C for sinking German submarine (U Boat) in Bay of Biscay
F. Anderson Richmond Recruits A.I.F (1942)
Les Anderson Air Force. Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945 and 1946
Jack Arbrew 1913 player Corporal. Air Mechanic 4th Squadron. Also served WWI
John "Jack" William Ashby 1944 Reserves player RAAF 449084 Cleared to Richmond from Dandenong. Signed to Richmond on recommendation of Fred Cook. Born: 10 June 1921 Bacchus Marsh. Postal worker.
James Alexander Arbucklr jnr 1932 Reserves A1181 Warrant Officer
Noel Henry Ashton 1947 Reserves V513462
Col Austen 1950-52 player Signalman. Australasian Heavy Wireless Section
Jack Baggott 1927-35 player Flight Lieutenant. RAAF
Reg Baker 1928 player Corporal. RAAF
Selwyn James Baker 1928-30 Reserves Warrant Office RAAF
Eric Thomas "Bluey" Barnett 1942 Reserves RAAF
Jack Barnett 1924-26 player Warrant Officer. RAAF
George Bates 1937-39 player Lance Corporal. Army.
Dave Baxter 1934-36 player Private. Army.
Ken Baxter Reserves 1937 VX110353
Allan Bayliss 1940-41 Richmond Seconds son of Thomas Bayliss. W/2160 Royal Aust Navy. Discharged 18 Dec 1945
William Benton 1928-32 player Private. 2/28 Aust. Infantry Battalion
Percy J Bice 1944 player Warrant Officer. Army.
Jack Bisset 1928, 1931 player Gunner. Army.
David George Bognuda 1932-34 Private VX137672.
Leonard Bolitho Trainer 1939-1941 Lieutenant. Army. V4415. Born 19 March 1894 in Bendigo. Died 1962 in Bendigo
Bill Boromeo 4ths Coach Serv 148708 Aircraft Maintenance in Darwin b: 25 August 1921 as Albert Edward Western Boromeo
Allan Bouch 1925 player Squadron Leader. RAAF Headquarters. Photo of him in RAAF team
Frank Bourke Snr 1943, 1946-47 player Flight Lieutenant. 54 Group
Kevin Bourke Reserves 1944/46 Army. (RFC Annual Report 1945)
Stan Brett 1938 player Private. 5 Battalion.
Jack Broadstock 1943-46 player Private. Army.
Peter Melville Brock 1943 Reserves player Army (RFC Annual Report 1945) (Magarey Medallist, Glenelg)
Alby Broman 1937-39 player Able Seaman. Royal Australian Navy.
Norm Brooker 1911 Corporal. 2/5 Battallion
Keith Brooks 1941 player Private. Corporal. New Guinea Force.
E. G Brown AMF
Len Brown AIF
Leslie James "Jim" Brown 1927 Reserves T29583 Australian Army.
Cyril Burke 1926 player Leading Aircraftman. 1 Personnel Depot.
John Vincent Cahill Signed by Richmond July 3 1944 Signalman S111809 Signalman SX19200 (2nd tour). Father of Jack Cahill (SA), and Brother of Laurie Cahill. His RFC permit is here, with wrong middle initial.
Laurie Cahill 1943 player Corporal. RAAF
Bruce Cameron Trained in 1943 RAAF. Probably 430198
Donald ArthurCameron 1944 Reserves player, rover From SA. 'A former champion SA soccer player' Army (RFC Annual Report 1945). Didn't play Aussie Rules until he joined the AIF SX29676
Henry Joseph Carbon 1943 Reserve player Navy (RFC Annual Report 1945). Possibly Harry Carbon South Fremantle
Ronald Walter Carson 1960s/70s Committeeman VX55428 26 Feb 1920 Kerang Corporal , 2/4 Field Squadron
Ernest Carter 1910 player Captain. Army.
Stuart Cartwright 1945 player Corporal. 120 Australian General Transport.
Douglas King Causon 1944 Reserves Service No. 49166. B: Burnley 27 Jan 1921, D: 31 Jan 1985. Permit to RFC here
George Clark 1922 player Private. Volunteer Defence Corps.
George Cleaver Craven 1924-25 Reserves V80957 Also Served in WWI. Brother of Richard Craven.
Clement Clearihan 1932 Seconds player Private V68935
Bill Cockburn 1941 Seconds player Bombardier (also a Richmond Cricketer)
Ted Collinson 1932 player Private. 32 Batallion.
Kevin Colls 1942, 1946-47 player Lance Corporal. Northern Territory Force Postal Unit.
Reg Conallin 1940 Trained From Deniliquin. V508563 2/3 Aust Field Butchery Pl
Matt Connors 1922-1923 player Captain. 7th Battalion.
Denis John 'Dinny' Conway 1944 Reserves W.A winger for East Fremantle Army. (RFC Annual Report 1945)
Alf Cook 1942 Reserves T492373
Cecil Cook 1945 trained. Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945. Air Force. Brother of Fred/Keith
Fred Cook 1944-49 player Leading Aircraftman
Keith Cook 1944-46 player Leading Aircraftman
Jack Cotter 1935-41 player Corporal. 2/2 Australian Pioneer Battalion
Vic Cottrill Signed 6 Oct 1942 . Trained 10 Apr 1943 w/club RAAF
Jack Crane 1937-42 player Private . 42 Aust. Field Ordnance Depot.
Fred Crapper 1936 player Sergeant. Central Sick Quarters.
Joseph Gabriel Crohan 1940 trained Army V38429, RAAF 434322. His cousin was Kevin Crohan (1942, 1 game) as per email from Leo Crohan, Joseph's son.
Kenneth Alfred John Crowley 1941 + 1946 trained VX78090 Private 2/24th Btn. From Stoney Creek. Enlisted 17 March 1942, Discharge 26 Jan 1944. B: 22 Sept 1921 Traralgon, D: 8 Oct 2004 Leongatha. Won Sth Gippsland League B+F 1939 aged 17. 6ft, 12 st
Jack Currie 1939 player Private. Lance Sergeant
Max Currie 1947-51 player Leading Aircraftman. 17 Stores Depot
Douglas Raymond D'Oliver 1944 Reserves player Air Force. Mentioned in RFC Annual Report 1945. 147315 WW2
H Daley Min Book 14 April 1942 says 'in camp'. 4 March 1941 Min Book says ' G Tanner: re player H Daley'. Unsure of Richmond connection
J. Darling 1943 recruit RAAF. Was cleared from Melbourne to Richmond
Pat Davey 1935-36, 42 player Leading Aircraftman.
Kevin Deagan 1944,46 player Leading Aircraftman.
Wilfred Joseph Deegan 1929 Reserves Corporal
Thomas Cailan Delahunt 1949-50 Reserves VX105421
George Clarence Dempster 1941 Reserves VX107090 2/2 Field Regiment http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78299799
Harold Thomas Devine 1929 Reserves Royal Aust. Navy Volunteer Reserves
Norman Dickson 1936-39 player Sergeant. 112 Aust, Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
Norman Digby 1920 Reserves V356453 Lieutenant. Also served WW1
Sid Dockendorff 1932-33 player Warrant Officer Unit Stores Accounts Section.
Noel Doherty 1943,45 player Leading Radio Mechanic, Royal Aust Navy
Henry Maxwell Dowdell 1939-41 Reserves Corporal VX90385
Leslie John Dowse 1946 Reserves B: 16 Sept 1924, Edithvale. VX130930. Died 13 July 1975. From Chelsea FC
James "Bluey" Douglas Dowling 1943 Seconds player. Also played for Sth Melb 1946 RAAF Radio Development and Installation Unit.
Donald Downes Signed 1941. Born 5 July 1923. Mentioned in Minute Book 17 March 1942 'Entered camp, also joined RAAF' Service No. 430486. Sometime spelt Downs.
Ray Dunn President 1964-1971 RAAF in 1941?. With the American Services. (1943AR) Posted in USA (RFC Annual Report 1945)
William Richard Dunn 1940 trained Army VX103646.
Tom Dunne 1929-31 player Private. 2/3 Ordnance Stores Company
Ron Durham 1943-44, 46-48 player Private. 2 Cavalry Division.
Jack Eames 1946 player Sergeant. 126 Aust Brigade
Horrie Edmonds 1934-35 player Corporal. HQ 2 Australian Army.
Bert Edwards 1938-45 player Signalman. 2 Cavalry Division
James Wilkie Egan 1939 trained + practice match VX50436 Photo https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1122871
Max Evans 1947-48 player Private. 2/2 Australian Port Operating Company.
Charles Paul Everett 1927 Reserves 13136 HMAS Moreton
Alan. John Everton 1942 Richmond Seconds/ Richmond Recruits 57th/60th Battalion
Horrie Farmer 1933 player Lance Corporal. 120 Aust. General Transport
Walter Edwin Farr 1936 Reserves RAAF 54699
Jack Fincher 1927-30 player Sergeant. 3 Reserve Personnel Pool
Edward Ambrose Finnegan 1936 Reserves VX54596. Corporal
Leo Gerard Fitzgerald 1944-46 trained RAAF Instructor. Service Number: 410881. B: 25 June 1923. Recommended by Barney Herbert. From Ballan/Bacchus Marsh . We later cleared him to Bulleen May 15 1946 (MB). Served in US and Canada
Fred Fitzgibbons 1941 Reserves VX35064
Jim Fitzpatrick 1913 player Private. 13 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp
Richard "Dick" Charles Flynn 1941 Reserves RAAF 158495
George William Follett 1938 Reserves V211820 Corporal
Ivan Reg Foot 1943 Reserves Vx38335 and V8551
Len Foster Trained in 1941. This article says he was 19th man for 1 game in 1941 but no evidence of this. Won 1940 Recruits B+F. Later went to Brighton. Army (RFC Annual Report 1945)
Don Fraser 1945-52 player Private. Aust. Electrical + Mechanical Engineers Training
Rex Charles Freeman 1944 Reserves RAAF 147430 Prev played with Vic Amateur team. Later went to Sandringham and West-Glenelg.
Robert Joseph Fryer 1933 Reserves 117649. Leading Aircraftsman.
Aubrey William Frederick 'Fatty' Fyfe 1939 Reserves Sergeant V34030
Ronald Walter Galpin 1930 Reserves Service 10969. Airman.
Ronald Frank Garraway 1950s-1960s committeeman V275653 (B: 6 Feb 1924) Army
William Edward Gerrand 1941 Reserves RAAF 53285 Leading Aircraftman. Nth Melb FC 1941. B: 23 Dec 1916, D: 21 July 2000.
Jack Giles 1943 player Corporal . 112 Australia Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
L G Giles 1942 Team list Also was on 1943 list. Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945. Is it possible Jack Giles, and L G Giles are same person
Bob Gislingham 1933 player Private. Composite Training Regiment.
Walter Leonard Glenister 1940 Reserves Army, RAAF V62666, V142876
Bruce Godfrey 1910 player Private. 4 Battalion Volunteer Defence.
Fred Goding 1928 player Major. 1 Aust. Brigade Company
Dave James Goodson 1930 Reserves VX150616 Machine Gun Battalion
Geoff Grant 1936-38 player Corporal. Victorian Echelon and Records.
Graham Greene 1939 / 1941 seconds Gunner VX67831 . 2 Field Regiment.
Ronaldson Oliver McKeown Grogan 1931 Reserves Army Citizen Military Forces
Ed Hanley 1921 player Staff Sergeant.
Leslie Arthur Handley Trained in 1940 VX111416 Trooper Truck Driver Played with StKilda
James Harbinson (1933 Reserves) Formerly of Geelong F.C AASC6 Division Petrol Company
Don Harris 1926-30 player Private. 2/24th Infantry Battalion
Edward "Ted' Harris 1945 Reserves 419901 Warrant Officer RAAF
Stan Harris 1929 player Leading Aircraftman. 1 Central Recovery Depot.
Donald Harrower 1942 Reserves player from Cohuna. Army
Albert Nathaniel "Pike" Hatch 1941 trained V38485 29th Battalion Played Nyora, and Poowong. b: 12 Aug 1918, d: 23 March 1992. 5ft 11, 12st 10. Signed by Footscray 3 years earlier on Form 4. Centre half-fwd. Was stationed at Trawool, where RFC Alan McDonald was also.
William. “Bill” Hawley Trainer 1938 - 1941, 1945 - 1949 RAAF. Possibly 50214 Minute Book Feb 17 1942
Bob Hay 1942 player Major. Captain. Army Reserve. Also Vietnam War
B Haysom 1945 trained Is it William Haysom This article has him from the Navy
Bill Hearn 1935 player Private. 2/23 Aust. Infantry Battalion
Geoffrey Gordon Hicks 1941 Reserves VX86416 . Army 2nd AIF
Jack Hill 1943 Reserves player (Australian test cricketer). RAAF.
Vic Hill 1947 player Private. Unallotted Reinforcement.
Joe Hinson 1942, 1944 player Private. 1 Aust Ordnance Port Detachment.
Gordon Hislop 1923-24 Sergeant. Volunteer Defence Corp.
Alby Hodges 1940 player Lance Corporal. 2/1 Guard Regiment.
Brian Joseph Hogan 1943 Reserves Corporal RAAF HQ 40324
Max Hood 1949 player Private. 24 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
C. Hooper 1939 supplementary player 'Was in camp for 3 mths before April'
Geoffrey Gordon House 1940-1941 Seconds player Private. 65 Search Light Battery
Ray Horne 1941 Reserves RAAF 55165
Frank Howard 1943, 1948 player Leading Writer , Royal Aust Navy
Frank Hughes Jnr 1944 player Private. 15 Field Ambulance.
Ian Hull 1936-42, 45 player Warrant Officer 2. Lieutenant.
Ray Hunt 1943 player Leading Aircraftman
Bert James 1947 player Signalman. 15 Aust. Line Section
John “Jack” Francis Jobson 1920-24 Reserves Warrant Office Rank 2
Alex Johnston 1908 player 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse. Served in Boer War WW1 and WW2
Les Jones 1944, 46-49 player sapper 54 Aust. Field Park Company
Clarrie Jordan 1934-36 player Leading Aircraftman. 8 Squadron.
Stan Judkins 1928-36 player Sergeant. 2/12 Transport Platoon.
Alfred Leslie Jurey 1933 Reserves Seaman PM3255
Darrell Kevin Kallady 1944-45 Reserves 53385 RAAF Leading Aircraftsman
Ted Keggin 1912-14, 17 player Chief Shipwright. HMAS Cerberus. Also served WW1
Jack Keenan 1936 Reserves B: 27 Oct 1915. D: 11 April 1997. Coastwatcher for Royal Aust. Navy. Received Distinguished Service Cross. Bio here. Bio here as well.
Pat Kenney 1945 trained Played 1945 Reserves here RAAF .(Possibly 409797 : Date of birth - 27 Aug 1922 : Place of birth - ST LEONARDS NSW : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - KENNEY VINCENT)
Terence William Keogh 1938-39 Reserves V56833
Frank Kight 1927-28 player Corporal. 2 Medical Rehabilitation Unit.
Dan Knott 1947 player Driver. Southern Command Car Company
Arthur Kemp 1943-46 player Sergeant. Army
William Joseph Large 1930-33 Reserves VX142257 57/60 Batallion.
Albert Victor "Harry" Lauder 1926 trained + practice match Army Lieutenant QLD L or C Concert Party. 3xflag with CollFC
Allen Lewis 1944 player Petty-Officer, Royal Aust Navy.
Jack Leyden 1940-42 Richmond Seconds RAAF. 630 Squadron. Serv No. 418137
Jim MacBeth 1938 player RAAF
John William Madigan 1928-31 Reserves Service: 51358 photo there
Michael Maguire 1910-12 player Served with the British Army. Was also an Engineer Officer Batman
Des Martin 1942 player Private. Gunner.
Francis Xavier Martin 1946 trained Service No. V356468. B: 19 May 1921 in Richmond
Gordon Sydney Martin 1942/1944 player Lance Sergeant VX118401. Brother of Herbert Martin who died at war (see above).
Walter Kenneth Maskiell 1944 Reserves player Navy. (played with East Fremantle)
Studley Horace Martin 1919-22,28 Reserves VX69431
Don Matson 1943 Reserves Nephew of Phil Matson. W400051 and 429763 RAAF
Alfred Ronald "Ron" Matthews 1942 + 1944 trained RAAF 146935 From South Sydney, recruited in 1942. 6ft 2, 13.5 st. Kicked ball 65 yards with canvas shoes in 1942 at a picnic match. (Cleared to Sth Melbourne May 15 1946). Got permit in 1944 to West-Glenelg. Details from NSW site with photo Born circa 12 Oct 1924
Noel May recruited Richmond 27 May 1937. Noel Newton May from Queenscliffe VX25581]. Was Prisoner of War- audio of him talking at 14min 20sec mark
Harry Maynard 1914 player Flying Officer. Squadron.
Charles George McCart 1925 Reserves Q123961 N T Canteen Service.
Andrew George McCarthy 1944 Reserve players Army (RFC Annual Report 1945). VX100688
Bob McCaskill 1923-25 player Lieutenant
Basil McCormack 1925-36 player Staff Sergeant. Army
John McCormick 1923 player Flying Officer.
Alan McCrory 1938 player Aircraftman.
Alan McDonald 1939-41, 43 player Sergeant.
Tom McEwan 1909 player Private. Volunteer Defence Corps
William Edward McGraw 1928 Reserves RAAF
Bob McIlveen 1943 player Corporal. Sergeant
Leonard McGorlick 1949 Reserves Service No. 147282
William Russell "Rus" McIndoe 1942-1943 Reserves AIF Artillery served in Middle East and Alamein campaign
George McLear 1914 player Warrant Officer
Alan McQueen 1946 trained. From Launceston RAAF Leading Aircraftsman
Charles Milgate Richmond Seconds 1940 (cleared to Heatherton FC April 23 1946) Enlisted 18 June 1940. Prisoner of War in Japan. 27th Brigade Company. Played for Richmond Reserves again in 1946 VX33615. Sometimes spelt Millgate
R McNally Committeeman 1938 Reserves Army
Les McNally 1941-1942 Bootstudder Probably Staff Sergeant VX113994
Peter Melville 1945 trained RAAF (Either Peter Gordon Melville, or Peter Vivian Melville)
Tom Mercer 1932 Reserves 46th Batallion. Army. V124220
William Vern Moore 1940-41 Reserves RAAF 410076
Fred Morgan 1913-15 player Private. 18th Battalion
Bill Morris 1942, 44-51 player Gunner.
B Morrison 1945 Recruit RAAF
Wilfred Henry Muir 1940 Richmond list VX36310. Prisoner of War at one stage. Survived. D:1967.
George F 'Blue' Mumford 1934 Reserves Footy History AIF. War record Mentioned here, and POW VX6234 , and here and here. Golden Square legend
R Murnane Trained RFC May 1943 RAAF. Is it Raymond Michael Murnane 127427 (b: 31 July 1924)
Sel Murray 1945-46 player Private.
Phil Nagle 1941-46 player Private. Sapper.
George Nelson 1946 player Private.
Jack Netherway Trained in 1946 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala.
P Neville Trained 1945 RAAF
Cyril Nott 1921-22 player Flight Lieutenant.
Alan Nutter 1943 player Able Seaman, Royal Aust Navy
Cyril O'Brien 1936 player Staff Sergeant
Peter O'Bryan 1941 Richmond Seconds Service Number 119939 Air Force Photo is in WW2 file.
Maurie O'Connell 1937,39-41 player Lieutenant
Kevin O'Neill 1930-41 player Aircraftman. Service record here
Len O'Rourke 1945 recruit AIF. This may be his service record
Alan Oakley 1928-31 player Bombardier
Stan Ogden 1930 player Gunner. 2/11 Field Regiment
George Ogilvie 1920 player Private.
Charles Leo Opray 1928-30 Reserves Private VX48566 Lied about age, took off 2 years
James "Jim" O'Halloran 1930 + 35 Reserves RAAF 1 Wireless and Gunnery School 53411
Percy Page Secretary RAAF
Alby Pannam 1947 player Aircraftman
George Parkinson 1919-21 player Captain. Sea Transport
Mick Patton 1936-37 player VX1434 Army AIF. In 1940 he sent telegram to club. Born: William Les Patton. Reserves Min Book 3 June 1942 says M Patton has died.
John "Jack" Peggie 1943 Reserves V32493
Jack Perkins Private? RAAF? Brother of Bill 'Polly' Perkins. Trained with Richmond 1946 NX136731 might be him
Jim Petrie Reserves Treasurer, Committeeman 1941 Navy , was coach of footy team *see bottom of page
Stan Plowman Signed Sept 1944 Sgt RAAF 56120. Later inducted into Bendigo Hall of Fame. Played with Kyneton
Harry Pollock 1923-24, 26 player Lance Corporal. Light Horse Regiment.
Edward 'Ted' Keith Porter 1944 Reserve player 5ft 8 . RFC Annual Report 1945. AIF VX142808
Richard Price 1912 player Captain. 15th Battalion
Eric James Pringle 1921 Reserves Also joined the Militia (1931-33) (aka Citizens Military Forces for 39th Batallion)
Keith Proctor MBE 1935 Reserves player Private 334064, later Major (B: Nov 12, 1912, St Arnaud, d: Aug 31, 1998)
Edward John Purchase 1941-1942 Richmond Seconds secretary RAAF 119731. Corporal
Jack Quinn 1940-41 player Lance Bombardier
Roy Quinn 1940-41, 43-44 player Gunner
Keith Rae 1946 player Leading Seaman HMAS Lonsdale
Brian Randall 1941-45 player Aircraftman
R Reid 1945 recruit "of the Navy has a strained leg"
Alfred Neil Rimington 1944 Reserves (also trained with club 21.7.1942) Air Force 126972
Henry Archibald Richardson 1902-1904 player Served with USA in WW1 and WW2. FHL Roll No 1544261
Doug Ring Trained with Richmond 1941. Aust cricketer RAAF
Don Richards 1946 trained
Bill Ripper 1935 player Private.
Ken Roberts 1947-51 player Sapper.
Noel Ross 1945-47, 49 player Private.
Ray Ross 1922 player Sergeant
Herbert Ernest Walter Rosson 1928-30 Reserves Service No. 55839
Ernie Rudduck 1904-1906 player Private. 10th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. Aged 58. Served in WW1
George Rudolph 1922, 24-28 player Corporal
Bryan Joseph Rush 1919-20 Reserves N33197 in the Army Reserves. Also Served in WW1
Wally Russell 1942-43, 45-48 player Corporal
Stan Ryan 1929 player Lance Corporal
Horace Edward "Ted" Schenk 1924-26 Reserves RAAF Leading Aircraftsman
Billy Schmidt 1908-11, 1921 player Private
Jack Schofield 1940 trained From Pigeon Ponds. Later played with Coleraine? Is VX86392 him? RFC MB 31/1/1940 has Toolondo: W + J Schofield.
Laurie Scott 1946 Trained RAAF Brother of Jack Scott.
Ray Scriven 1935-38 player Private.
Wally Sharland Trained 1923-24. Geelong never cleared him 2 Aust Movement Control Group WW2
Peter Sherman 1947 player Telegrapher. HMS Penguin
Ken Sier 1948-50 player Gunner
Graham Sleeth 1939 Reserves V53567 . Sapper. 64th Aust Army Company
Lou Sleeth 1937-38 player Civil Construction Corps.
George Smeaton 1935-42, 44-46 player Stoker, Royal Aust Navy
Charles Smith 1921-22 player Captain
J. F Smith Richmond Recruits AMF
Laird Smith 1939-41, 45 player Warrant Officer 1
George Stanley Spence Poss Stan Spence March 1941 recruit 2/23 Aust Infantry Battalion. Minute Book 14 April 1942 references a Spence joining AIF
James Frederick Spence Corporal. 5th Field Company Minute Book 14 April 1942 references a Spence joining AIF
Robert 'Bob' Stanley Trained 9 March 1945 RAAF, and is this him
Geoff Spring 1948-57 player Aircraftman.
Les Stainsby 1927 player Sapper. 2/10 Field Company
Fred Stammers 1943 player Private.
Michael "Mick" Stapleton 1932-33/37 Reserves VX110050
William Stebbins 1932-33/27 Reserves V362267 Private VDC 15 Btn
Ray Steele 1940-43 player Lieutenant. Captain.
J Stephens Trained 19 March 1942 From NSW (Eastern Suburbs). With RAAF
Bob Stewart 1922 player Sergeant
Allan Strang Trained w/ Richmond 16 April 1940. Fourth of the Strang brothers 'Military Training' Possible VX89882 'Alan Robert Strang' b 11 Oct 1920
Colin Henry Strang V104380. B 10 Aug 1910. Brother of Gordon, Doug. Trained with Richmond early 1933 Died Nov 11 1946 aged 36 Trooper. 3 Australian Ordnance Stores Company
Charles Street 1928, 30-31 player Staff Sergeant
Gordon Styles 1942-43, 45 player Corporal. Lance Corporal
Jack Sullivan 1941-43, 46 player Gunner
Jack Symons 1934-44 player Gunner
Jim Tagell 1938-39 Reserves Corporal
Laurie Taylor 1944, 47 player Corporal. Private
Lindsay Allan Tefler 1941 trained 27572 RAAF Played with North Adelaide 1939-1940
Keith William Todd 1948 Service 56832
Harold Tomison 1931-33 Reserves VX23365 Army Private. B: Richmond 23 Feb 1912/13
Stan Tomlins 1948 player Signalman
Harold Joseph Turner 1933 Reserves RAAF 117968
Stan Vandersluys 1953 player Aircraftman
Robert William Wadsworth 1944 Reserves 2nd Field Ambulance
Bernie Waldron 1940-45 player Sapper. 15 Field Company
Bob Walliker 1942 player Private. Corporal
(first name unknown) Walsh 1944 Practice match RAAF
Harold "Mick" Warne 1945 trained. From Sturt RAAF. Info here
Clive Watson 1948 player Leading Aircraftman
Neville Way Navy F4120 Practice Match April 1942 CHF from Boulder W.A 5ft 11, 13st. Later played StK 1942, Norwood 1944-50
Alby Western 1952 player Private.
Jack Alfred Weston 1941-1942 Assistant secretary RAAF RAAF and here and here. B: 5 July 1923, Ascot Vale.
Bill White 1941 player Lance Corporal 53 Australian Army Company
Keith White Trained 1947 from Stanhope. Navy
Reg Whitehead 1921 player Leading Aircraftman
Bob Wiggins 1944-51 player Leading Aircraftman
Doug Williams 1944 Seconds R.A.N. Sub Lieutenant. Looks like he played footy for Claremont in 1947 and Richmond in the Vic Cricket Association. Trained Richmond 1939, and was from Xavier and later Newman College? This 1947 article says he was once at Xavier. Looks like he later went to Mt. Lawley CricInfo has a Douglas Williams as playing few cricket games with W.A, and was still alive at 100
Glen Byrne Wills 1949 Reserves VX98214
Robert Arthur Willison 1936 Reserves
Keith Thomas Wilson 1934-35 Reserves 4th Light Horse. 83539 Service Number
Bob Wilson 1929 player Trooper
Stan Wootton 1923 player Captain
Stan Yates 1925 player Corporal
Harry Youlden 1942 Richmond Seconds player. Leading Aircraftman. Posted to Darwin 'where he was in the bombing' Service No. 55718
Eric Zschech 1930-35 Sergeant.

Vietnam War

Years Played
War info
Bob Hay 1942 player Major General. Also WWII.

National Service

Years Played
War info
Ray Allsopp 1955-59 player RAAF
Ron Branton 1953-62 military training 1953
Lloyd Brewer 1953 military training
Mal Brown 1974 player RAN
Ray Michael Burns 1954-1957 Reserves
Doug Clarke 1958-59 Reserves Army (as per The Age 5 March and 7 April 1958)
Lance Cox 1954-55 Army
Neville Crowe 1957-67 Army
James "Jungle Jim" Victor Croysdale 1954 Played footy for Naval http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article267348628
Brian Davie Army 15th National Service Battalion
Frank Dunin 1953, 55-59 Army
Ted Dyball 1953 trained 21 year old , 6ft 4 follower played for North Albury. From Navy
Jim Farrell 1952 Reserves
Daryl Alan Jones 1954 "he had been absent from Richmond because of military training"
Lloyd French 1970-71 Army
Malcolm Greenslade 1971 Army
John Jenkins 1955-59 March 21 , 1958 Age says he was 'on military training'
Bill Harkins Reserves 'military training'
Royce Hart 1967-77 Army
Reg J Hennessy 1954 Reserves player RAAF. Impressed in practice match on Jim Deane. Later went to Ballarat East.
Gavin Hoare 1952-53 "military training"
Kevin Hogan 1952-53 "military training 1953'
Greg Hollick 1970-72 Army
Colin Holt 1958-59 Army
Rex Hunt 1968-74 Army
Stephen Hywood 1972 Army
Ted Langridge 1955-62 March 21 , 1958 Age says he was 'on military training'
Brenton Miels 1969-70 Army
Stan Morcom 1952-58 March 21 , 1958 Age says he was 'on military training'
Frank Munro 1956-57 Army
Alan Noonan 1977 Army
Michael Nunan 1971 Army
Ian Owen 1969-72 Army
John Perry 1964-69 Army
Doug Reynolds 1958-59 RAAF
John Robson 1955 Army
Col Saddington 1956-62 March 21 , 1958 Age says he was 'on military training'
Kevin Sheedy 1967-79 Army
Kevin Shinners 1967-68 Army
Ray Skals Trained March 1953 military training

Australian Defence Force Members

Years Played
War info
Kirra Grimes 2018 VFLW Signaller. 1st Intelligence Battalion.
Alice Edmonds 2018 VFLW Private.
Phoebe Monahan 2018VFLW ADF Sapper.
Trish Muller 2018 VFLW Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer


Jim Petrie ? 1941 Reserves Annual Report says 'rejoined this Committee this year, was transferred to Darwin, and no time will be lost in signing him up again when he return, as Jim was a great worker for the Club'
Is it James Henderson Petrie Vt74843 born Horsham 9 Sep 1915?

Did an 'Andrews', or serve in WW2. This Sporting Globe article talks about an Army Football Match.
Also is the Cahill in the match report John Vincent Cahill, or Laurie Cahill ? (both who went to war)

May 25 1943 seniors minute book says "New Players: ..... A Pierce RAAF side. "
Who is that?

Dec 7 1943 seniors Minute Book : "Les Anderson (451 Fighter Squadron) Conveying Xmas Greetings." Also Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945 and 1946
Who is that?

20 June 1944 Seniors Minute Book: "Flight Lieut Andrews : Forwarding London Paper with photo published of Mr E Saunders". Did Ernie Saunders serve in War ? Is Lieut Andrews a player/official. Any connection to point 13.

20 June 1944 Seniors Minute Book " Mr F Galwey: Re:Likely players LAC Lawlor and LAC Kay"
Did either of these men get signed by Richmond. LAC = Leading Aircraftsman

1918 Annual Report lists J Coles as enlisted. Jack Coles played for Richmond 1909 , 3 games and is listed as a serviceman. But I can't find which Service Record is his.

1918 Annual Report lists J French as enlisted. (R + BS don't list him What role did he have for Richmond)

1918 Annual Report lists G Hogan as enlisted. (R + BS don't list a G Hogan. What role did he have for Richmond)

Richmond recruited Harold Hargreaves March 1 1940. Bendigo League rover. 5ft 8 10 stone.) From Golden Square.
Is War Record V65081 him , if he had a war record at all. Its not digitise so cant see if the height and weight match. War Record has this one at 24 Feb 1917, making his recruitment around 23 years of age.

E. G Brown AMF are listed in Annual Report. What's their connection with Richmond
Len Brown AIF are listed in Annual Report. What's their connection with Richmond

H Daley. Min Book 14 April 1942 says 'in camp'. 4 March 1941 Min Book says ' G Tanner: re player H Daley'. Unsure of Richmond connection

Ted Bourke Jnr, son of RFC Senior player Ted Bourke (https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/T/Ted_Bourke0.html), apparently signed with Richmond in late 1946.
And served in WWII when he was 16 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206378937
But I think he goes on to be Ted Bourke , Nth Melb Seniors https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/T/Ted_Bourke0.html and therefore "Edward Thomas Bourke" 438904. But I wont add him to the list unless he definitely signed with Richmond or played Reserves.

James Frederick Spencer
Corporal. 5th Field Company Minute Book 14 April 1942 references a Spence joining AIF
When did he play for Richmond Reserves? I have George Stanley Spence possibly as the Stan Spence March 1941 recruit. Served 2/23 Aust Infantry Battalion. Any connection

Aug 3 1943 Minute Book has under New Players... Barbour (Navy)

Looks like Des J Leyden also served in War. But where's his war record. ( i dont think he played a Reserves game, only a practice match as looks like he was off the list in April http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22242612)

Jack Williams - from Swan Districts W.A, was on Richmond's supplementary list in 1943. Was in RAAF
Need to find war record. Was runner up to Bunton for Sandover Medal.

Investigated - Declined.
This article reference a long time supporter and worker of Richmond Football Club Frank Goldin at war.
Research shows he played for Richmond Footballers Cricket team, and played footy for Burnley. So not a strong enough connection to the actual club to warrant inclusion yet.
Richmond Guardian has article of him heading off to war and calls him 'prominent supporter of the Richmond Football Club'.
This article says Essendon player Godfrey Goldin, father Robert, was with Richmond in 1898. Are they perhaps referring to Frank. Is it the same person.
This article says it is Robert "Bob" Goldin , a prominent supporter of RFC http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article254626551

Tigers of Old book page 305 lists a M Wheeler as player who died in World War 2.
However, Max Wheeler, who played 1 game for Hawthorn in 1937, died in 1941. Yet to find his connection, if any, to Richmond. I've determined its an error in Tigers of Old.
Update: The Wheeler entry came from the April 21 1989 Football Record, page 19 which listed him under WW2 death for the club.

1918 Annual Report lists M Cronin as enlisted. (Is is Maurice Anthony Cronin, that R+BS have listed. There is an M Cronin as vice president in 1915-1917. Is this war guy too young. He enlisted when 22? Possibly his father was VP of the club, while the son was the soldier. Therefore does this Richmond Annual Report list also include relatives of current committeeman, is that why he is on the list ? We've concluded it is the son at War, but the father as the VP.

1918 Annual Report lists J McNair as enlisted/ killed (R+BS has possible James McNair from Burnley State School. But what role did he have with Richmond). We've determined this to be brother of Richmond Life Member Archie McNair. Not physical connection to the club. Was only a passionate supporter and probably mentioned in AR because of conenction to Archie http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article254635480

1918 Annual Report lists W McKeone as enlisted (R+BS has William McKeone, 24th Battalion 6857A. But what role did he have with Richmond ? Oh, he played for Beverley, local juniors in Richmond. ) Service Record. I'll leave him off the list unless I can find that he at least trained with Richmond.

1918 Annual Reports lists T Collins as enlisted

1918 Annual Reports lists C Williams as enlisted.

Thomas Heaney | 1906-1913 player | Mentioned in The Argus
This article suggest he did, but Richmond Burnley H Society don't believe that is the case.
Thomas Heaney | 1906-1913 player | Mentioned in The Argus
This article says he did not , instead he went to Sth Australia for a bit and this article . This article in 1917 said he was rejected by Army doctors, therefore I'll remove him from the War list.--

--This article says a Norm Turnbull enlisted in WW1 (Turnbull was StKilda player and later Richmond player)
However there is no War record of Norm Turnbull. There is a gap of playing years from 1915-1918 which may indicate war service, but no reference found yet. Yet this article says his last few years of footy has improved, which would be difficult if he was away at war
Trying to identify his middle name may help us see if his War Record exists
Update: So here's what we think has happened.
1. We believe Norman Turnbull (who played for StKilda and Richmond ) is Norman Albert Victor Turnbull.
2. He also ran a pool hall, and was a successful trainer.
3. He was failed to attend compulsory drill training (this is before WW1 broke out) , as he had a previous conviction.
4. He then plays with StKilda in 1914
5. From 1915 - 1918 ... we don't know what he did. (Apart from that orig article saying he may enlisted)
However, StKilda did not play in 1916-1917 due to war, so quite simply he may not have had a club to play with.
6. From 1918- 1920 he played with StKilda again
7. From 1921- 1923 he played with Richmond
8.... then became a successful trainer .... etc etc--
So at the moment, we don't believe he went to War.

Is Jack Cathie who played for us Sylvester John "Jack" Cathie | VFA 1900-1903 | Private 6972 6th Btn. Discharged as medically unfit 16/3/1918 (Valvular diseased heart). His brother was George Cathie who played for Melbourne, and VFL delegate for Haw and Gee (and VFL Life Member)
We don't think he is (made contact with granddaughter, his photo partially resembles 1902 player )

Information pertaining to player war info is from Richmond Minute Book, Annual Report, Australian War Museum, 'Harder Than Football' book which documents every League player at war.
Trove newspaper 1944 ,and the Sporting Globe's weekly series of Sportsmen who have gone to war, and Sporting Globe 1953

Hamilton Stokesbury | 1915 player | Private. 3rd Depot Regiment was originally on this list.However as of August 2, 2019 its been determined he never played for the club and that the player in question for that 1 game in 1915 is Harry Stokesberry. Harry Stokesberry does not have a war record.

Robert Brasher - https://raevictoria.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/ss-74.pdf
looks like a war service perahsp Army Reserves . Played U18 with Dad

Below have been confirmed and added

CONFIRMED. ADDED Norm Brooker (RFC 1911 3 games) - grandson says he served in BOTH WARS with 25th AIF. He has donated his father's War medals to the Richmond Museum. Norm doesn't appear on official AFL list of players who went to war. Is VX5279 him ? Born in Warrgul Vic, enlisted Kerang, next of kin Norma. Only issue is the date of birth is 28 Sep 1905, where as grandson says Norm's dob is 28 Sep 1889. The grandson now tells me that Norm lied about his age so he could serve with his son.

--CONFIRMED. ADDED TO LIST ABOVE. Herbert Martin - cousin says he played with Reserves and was 'accidentally killed in Queensland during army training'
Possibly VX35665 dob 21 Jan 1918, enlisted 2 July 1940, dod 17 May 1941
Looks like he came to Richmond in 1939
This article says he was signed up by club in 1939. Middle initial is wrong. Should be I, not J. Though possible typo
Photo of him training at Richmond
Cleared to Richmond Districts in 1939
Had a brother who trained with Richmond
This article says he signed with Richmond, and gives correct initial
Injured ankle in practice match --

Francis Xavier Martin - grandson says he played in reserves and served in war.
V356468 is probably him. Francis Xavier Martin, born 19 May 1921 in Richmond (next of kin Patrick Martin). Grandson says thats him. However , I can't locate when he played for Richmond in Reserves yet. Francis is still alive, grandson to follow up. (Update: Francis passed away in July 2016) Update: There's a Martin (AIF) listed here in Pre-Season of 1946 , is that perhaps him? It couldn't be Des Martin, cause he left Richmond at end of 1942 and was coaching Berrigan at this stage.

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