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War

This list contains the name of Richmond players, officials who went to war.
(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) who should be on the list below, please email me at rhettrospective at gmail.com


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

Player
Age
Years Played
War info
Died
Bill Nolan 27 1914-1915 player Sergeant, 58th Battalion 23 July 1916
Patrick 'Toots' O'Loughlin 42* 1887-1892 Private 24th Battalion 26 August 1916 42 would mean he was 13 when he played. Lied about age? There was a Patrick O'Loughlin b 1868 in Richmond. Would mean he was 19 when he played
Alexander Salton 45 1887-1889 player 5th Divisional Base 10 Sept 1916
Arthur Owen 'Ginger' Quinn 39 1898 player. Born 1875 Private. 22nd Aust Infantry Battalion 15 Nov 1916
Artie Harrison24 1911 player Lance-Corporal 22nd Battalion 3 May 1917
Les Lee 22 1913 player Private 10th Machine Gun company 8 June 1917
Herbert Ivar Martin 23 1939 Reserves Corporal VX35665. Died at Bathurst Training Camp when Bren Gun Carrier crushed him 17 May 1941
John Oswald 'Ossie' Jennings 21 Richmond Seconds 1940 Probably John Jennings. Born in Hamilton (13 Oct 1920?) . Played Hamilton United. Labourer. Farewell by club in 1941 Corporal. AIF Probably died 29 July 1942 in Egypt
Bill Cosgrove 24 1940 player Flight Sergeant 30 Squadron 11 Aug 1943
Bill Garvie 331934-1935 player Private 20 Field Bakery Platoon 27 June 1944
Frank Percy. Stamford 20 Born: 29 Apr 1923. 1941 Richmond Recruits B+F. Listed in 1953 Sporting Globe as former player. RFC Annual Report 1945. 29/46 Battalion. Private 7 Dec 1943 New Guinea KIA
Richard (Dick) John Power 20 Born: Feb 6 1923 in Barfold Vic formerly of Xavier College Richmond Seconds 1941/42. 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
Ralph James Ayers 23 Richmond Seconds 1939/1940. Born: 1 Aug 1920 in East Prahran Flight Sergeant RAAF Permit from Prahran 2nds and Melbourne to Richmond FC 10 May 1939 20 Dec 1943. Aircraft failed to return from 'minelaying operations'. Frisian Island. All 7 crew presumed lost in North Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Remembrance notice from family




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


Boer War

Player
Richmond association
War info
William Arnott 1893 player 4th Vic Imperial Bushmen in the Boer War
Alex Johnston 1908 player 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse. Served in Boer War, WW1 and WW2


China 1900 - 1901 Boxer Rebellion

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



World War One

Player
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
David Warden Beck Born: 1875. Died: Aug 18 1939. Club Masseur Staff -Sergeant Army Medical Corps. Lost right eye. 1916-1918
Arthur Birtles 1922 player Private. 14th Battalion.
Jack Bristow 1913 player Lieutenant. 6th Battalion. Military Cross.
Norm Brooker 1911 Corporal. 2/5 Battallion
Jim Burchill 1918 player Private. Lab Assistant.
Ernest Carter 1910 player Sergeant. Metal Buyer.
Joe Corfield 1926 player Army 1329. Flying Corps
Richard Blackmore Craven 1919 Reserves Sgt 6th Battalion. Gallipoli More info And more info Capt of War footy team
Arthur Danks 1912-1915 player Driver. 4th Field Artillery
Ted Derrick 1916 player Private. 23rd Battalion.
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 Fildes 1906-1907 player 12th Field Company. War record Conscription ad
Ted Fisher 1918 player Warrant Officer. 57th Battalion.
Arthur Fox 1917-1918 player Lance Corporal. 6th Battalion.
George Gibson 1908-1912 player Private. 6th Battalion.
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
Thomas Heaney 1906-1913 player Mentioned in The Argus
William Tullock Hendrie 1905-1906 player. Born: 1884 in Richmond. Died: 1939 Sergeant 59th Battalion
Edmund Hood 1916-19 player 2nd Class Air Mechanic.
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 War referenced Possibly Herbert James Jennings 5628
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.
Dave Lynch 1912 player Driver. 1st Divisional Train.
John MacGregor 1911 player Staff Sergeant. 4th Motor Transport.
Dave Mahoney 1911 player Private. 5th 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.
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
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
George Parkinson 1919-1921 Lieutenant. 1st Division Trench Mortar.
Harry Pollock 1923-24, 26 Corporal. 36th Aust Heavy Artillery.
Dick Price 1912 player Corporal. 2/A Trench Mortar Battery.
Syd Price 1909-1910 Lieutenant.
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
Ted Ryan 1908 player Lieutenant. Naval Military.
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
Hamilton Stokesbury 1915 player Private. 3rd Depot Regiment.
Wilfred Stott 1919-20 player Staff Sergeant. 7th Light Horse Regiment.
Bill Thorpe 1914 player Private. Army.
George Threlfall 1919, 1923-24 player Private. 18th Reinforcements.
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
Tom 'Sconny' Williams 1898-99, 04-06 VFA player Referenced here
Harry Weatherill 1919 player Private. 22nd Battalion
Horrie Weeks 1915 player Corporal. Anzac Corp
Stan Wootton 1923 player Lieutenant. 59th Battalion.


World War Two

Player
Years Played
War info
Ken Albiston 1946-51 player Aircraftman 1 RAAF
Ray Alexander 1942 Seconds player Awarded D.F.C for sinking submarine in Bay of Biscay
F. Anderson Richmond Recruits A.I.F (1942)
L Anderson Air Force. Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945 (perhaps it is F Anderson as listed above)
Jack Arbrew 1913 player Corporal. Air Mechanic 4th Squadron. Also served WWI
J Ashby 1944 Reserves player Air Force. Cleared from Richmond to Dandenong
Col Austen 1950-52 player Signalman. Australasian Heavy Wireless Section
Jack Baggot 1927-35 player Flight Lieutenant. RAAF
Reg Baker 1928 player Corporal. RAAF
Jack Barnett 1924-26 player Warrant Officer. RAAF
George Bates 1937-39 player Lance Corporal. Army.
Dave Baxter 1934-36 Private. Army.
Allan Bayliss 1940-41 Richmond Seconds (younger brother of George). 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.
Leonard Bolitho Trainer 1939-1941 Lieutenant. Army. V4415. Born 19 March 1894 in Bendigo. Died 1962 in Bendigo
Allan Bouch 1925 player Squadron Leader. RAAF Headquarters.
Frank Bourke Snr 1943, 1946-47 player Flight Lieutenant. 54 Group
K Bourke Army. (RFC Annual Report 1945)
Stan Brett 1938 player Private. 5 Battalion.
Jack Broadstock 1943-46 player Private. Army.
Percy 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
Cyril Burke 1926 player Leading Aircraftman. 1 Personnel Depot.
Laurie Cahill 1943 player Corporal. RAAF
Bruce Cameron Trained in 1943 RAAF. (possibly Bruce Cameron and D Cameron are same)
D Cameron 1944 Reserves player Army (RFC Annual Report 1945) (possibly Bruce Cameron and D Cameron are same)
Henry Joseph Carbon 1943 Reserve player Navy (RFC Annual Report 1945). Possibly Harry Carbon South Fremantle
Ernest Carter 1910 player Captain. Army.
Stuart Cartwright 1945 player Corporal. 120 Australian General Transport.
George Clark 1922 player Private. Volunteer Defence Corps.
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.
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)
C Cook Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945. Air Force.
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.
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.
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.
Norman Dickson 1936-39 player Sergeant. 112 Aust, Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
Sid Dockendorff 1932-33 player Warrant Officer Unit Stores Accounts Section.
Noel Doherty 1943,45 player Leading Radio Mechanic, Royal Aust Navy
James Douglas Dowling 1943 Seconds player. Also played for Sth Melb 1946 RAAF Radio Development and Installation Unit.
D Downes prob Don Downes recruit 1941. Born 5 July 1923. Mentioned in Minute Book 17 March 1942 'Entered camp, also joined RAAF' Service No. 430486
Ray Dunn President 1964-1971 Posted in USA (RFC Annual Report 1945)
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
Max Evans 1947-48 player Private. 2/2 Australian Port Operating Company.
Alan. John Everton 1942 Richmond Seconds/ Richmond Recruits 57th/60th Battalion
Horrie Farmer 1933 player Lance Corporal. 120 Aust. General Transport
Jack Fincher 1927-30 player Sergeant. 3 Reserve Personnel Pool
Jim Fitzpatrick 1913 player Private. 13 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp
L Foster Trained in 1941 perhaps Army (RFC Annual Report 1945)
Don Fraser 1945-52 player Private. Aust. Electrical + Mechanical Engineers Training
W. 'Fatty' Fyfe 1939 Reserves Sergeant
Jack Giles 1943 player Corporal . 112 Australia Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
L G Giles 1942 Team list Listed in RFC Annual Report 1945
Bob Gislingham 1933 player Private. Composite Training Regiment.
Bruce Godfrey 1910 player Private. 4 Battalion Volunteer Defence.
Fred Goding 1928 player Major. 1 Aust. Brigade Company
Geoff Grant 1936-38 player Corporal. Victorian Echelon and Records.
Graham Greene 1939 / 1941 seconds Private
Ed Hanley 1921 player Staff Sergeant.
James Harbinson (1933 Reserves) Formerly of Geelong F.C AASC6 Division Petrol Company
Don Harris 1926-30 player Private. 2/24th Infantry Battalion
Stan Harris 1929 player Leading Aircraftman. 1 Central Recovery Depot.
Donald Harrower 1942 Reserves player from Cohuna. Army
W. “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
Bill Hearn 1935 player Private. 2/23 Aust. Infantry Battalion
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.
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
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
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.
Ted Keggin 1912-14, 17 player Chief Shipwright. HMAS Cerberus. Also served WW1
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
Allen Lewis 1944 player Petty-Officer, Royal Aust Navy.
Jack Leyden 1940-42 Richmond Seconds RAAF. 630 Squadron.
Jim MacBeth 1938 player RAAF
Des Martin 1942 player Private. Gunner.
Walter Kenneth Maskiell 1944 Reserves player Navy. (played with East Fremantle)
Don Matson Trained 10 Apr 1943 w/club Nephew of Phil Matson. RAAF Either him or him
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.
A McCarthy (possible Andrew) 1944 Reserve players Army (RFC Annual Report 1945)
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
Bob McIlveen 1943 player Corporal. Sergeant
George McLear 1914 player Warrant Officer
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
R McNally Committeeman 1938 Reserves Army
Fred Morgan 1913-15 player Private. 18th Battalion
Bill Morris 1942, 44-51 player Gunner.
W. Muir 1940 Richmond list
George Mumford AIF
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
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 Air Force
Maurie O'Connell 1937,39-41 player Lieutenant
Kevin O'Neill 1930-41 player Aircraftman
Alan Oakley 1928-31 player Bombardier
Stan Ogden 1930 player Gunner. 2/11 Field Regiment
George Ogilvie 1920 player Private.
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.
Jim Petrie Reserves Treasurer, Committeeman 1941 Navy , was capt of footy team *see bottom of page
Harry Pollock 1923-24, 26 player Lance Corporal. Light Horse Regiment.
E Porter 1944 Reserve player 6ft 4 from Stawell RFC Annual Report 1945
Richard Price 1912 player Captain. 15th Battalion
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
Neil Remington 1942 trained with club 21.7.1942 Air Force
Doug Ring Trained with Richmond 1941. Aust cricketer RAAF
Bill Ripper 1935 player Private.
Ken Roberts 1947-51 player Sapper.
Noel Ross 1945-47, 49 player Private.
Ray Ross 1922 player Sergeant
George Rudolph 1922, 24-28 player Corporal
Wally Russell 1942-43, 45-48 player Corporal
Stan Ryan 1929 player Lance Corporal
Billy Schmidt 1908-11, 1921 player Private
Bob Scott 1910-11 player Private.
Ray Scriven 1935-38 player Private.
Peter Sherman 1947 player Telegrapher. HMS Penguin
Ken Sier 1948-50 player Gunner
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
R Stanley Trained 9 March 1945 RAAF
Geoff Spring 1948-57 player Aircraftman.
Les Stainsby 1927 player Sapper. 2/10 Field Company
Fred Stammers 1943 player Private.
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
Laurie Taylor 1944, 47 player Corporal. Private
Stan Tomlins 1948 player Signalman
Stan Vandersluys 1953 player Aircraftman
Bernie Waldron 1940-45 player Sapper. 15 Field Company
Bob Walliker 1942 player Private. Corporal
Clive Watson 1948 player Leading Aircraftman
Alby Western 1952 player Private.
Jack A Weston 1941-1942 Assistant secretary RAAF and here
Bill White 1941 player Lance Corporal 53 Australian Army Company
Reg Whitehead 1921 player Leading Aircraftman
Bob Wiggins 1944-51 player Leading Aircraftman
Doug Williams 1944 Seconds R.A.N.
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'
Eric Zschech 1930-35 Sergeant.



Vietnam War

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


National Service

Player
Years Played
War info
Ray Allsopp 1955-59 player RAAF
Mal Brown 1974 player RAN
Lance Cox 1954-55 Army
Neville Crowe 1957-67 Army
Frank Dunin 1953, 55-59 Army
Lloyd French 1970-71 Army
Malcolm Greenslade 1971 Army
Royce Hart 1967-77 Army
Greg Hollick 1970-72 Army
Colin Holt 1958-59 Army
Rex Hunt 1968-74 Army
Stephen Hywood 1972 Army
Brenton Miels 1969-70 Army
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
Kevin Sheedy 1967-79 Army
Kevin Shinners 1967-68 Army




Note to investigate further before adding to the list.

1. John Wright, VFA player, listed as 'leaving the permanent artillery and intended to go home to St James' in July 1901 Minute Book.

2. This article reference a long time supporter and worker of Richmond Football Club Frank Goldin at war. Yet to find his connection.

3. Tigers of Old book page 305 lists a M Wheeler as player who died in World War 2.
Yet to find any connection to Richmond. However, Max Wheeler, who played 1 game for Hawthorn in 1937, died in 1941 (yet to find his connection, if any, to Richmond)

4. 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.

5. 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

6. 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)

7. Jim Petrie ? 1941 Reserves Annual Report says 'rejoined this Committee thisyear, 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?

8. Jack Keenan -1939 Annual Report says 'ex Cub on holidays from New Guinea, paid us visit during the season'
1936 article says he is a young player and this one says he was from was Diamond Creek . Played 1936 Reserves
Just need to connect that Jack with a war Jack
Is it Jack Kennan VX18646 b 10 Aug 1919, Lillydale?


9. CONFIRMED ADD TO LIST ABOVE
Noel May - recruited Richmond 27 May 1937.
Probably Noel Newton May from Queenscliffe VX25581. Was Prisoner of War- audio of him talking at 14min 20sec mark
However, if he was at Richmond in 1937, when did he head over to war + become prisoner of war.

CONFIRMED. ADDED 10. Is Patrick 'Toots O'Loughlin who played for Richmond 1887-1892 , the same Patrick O'Loughlin the Richmond Burnley HSociety have listed a KIA in WW1? Private 24th Battalion 1915-1916. (Service No. 2419). This article say both he and his father had died by 1918

11. Did Tom 'Sconny' Williams serve in war? This article suggest he may have, but Richmond Burnley H Society yet to find a record 1898-99, 04-06 VFA player | Referenced Mentioned in The Argus







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.
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12. Did Thomas Heaney go to war?
This article suggest he did, but Richmond Burnley H Society don't believe that is the case.

Thomas Heaney ,and the Sporting Globe's weekly series of [http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page20726124, and Sporting Globe 1953

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