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Pages: 127. Not illustrated. Chapters: Gallipoli Campaign, Vfl/afl
Players Who Died in Active Service, Australian Rules Football
During the World Wars, Australian Frontier Wars, Bombing of Darwin,
Great Depression in Australia, Federation Drought, 1911-1916
Australian Drought, Coniston Massacre, the Battle of Broken Hill,
Day of Mourning, Women's Service Guilds, Australian Home Front
During World War Ii, No. 1 Wireless Unit Raaf, Forrest River
Massacre, Frumel, Gove Land Rights Case, John Tennant, War
Precautions Act 1914, Caledon Bay Crisis, Lasseter's Reef, Women's
Auxiliary Australian Air Force, Fleet Radio Unit, Copra Plantations
in New Guinea, Racial Hygiene Association of New South Wales,
Hermannsburg School, Aborigines Progressive Association, Kimberley
Plan, Building Revival Campaign. Excerpt: Since the inception of
the Victorian Football League in 1897, many of its players have
served in the armed services, including the The Anglo-Boer War,
World War I, World War II, the Korean War (in which Melbourne's
Geoff Collins served as a fighter pilot), and the Vietnam War (in
which Geelong's Wayne Closter served). According to Main &
Allen (2002, p.x), "no VFL footballer was killed in any wars other
than the Anglo-Boer War and the two World Wars." A number of the
VFL players who served also lost their lives in active service.
They were either killed in action, or died as a consequence of the
wounds, injuries, and/or illnesses they had suffered in their
active service. At least one VFL umpire is known to have been
killed, goal umpire Alexander Salton who served as a Private in the
60th Battalion, First A.I.F. on September 10, 1916 in France
Charlie Moore and Stan Reid, the only two VFL players to be killed
in the Anglo-Boer War, had played against each other in the 1898
VFL Grand Final. Reid had played in the back-pocket for Fitzroy
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