Melbourne, VIC. 1940-09. Outdoors group portrait of members of the Melbourne Football Club team ...

Accession Number P02263.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Gibb, Maurie P
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Melbourne, VIC. 1940-09. Outdoors group portrait of members of the Melbourne Football Club team with club officials at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, after the team had won the 1940 Victorian Football League (VFL) premiership. Several of these Australian Rules Football players and at least one official served in the Australian armed forces during World War 2. Left to right: back row: T. Rule; F. Pleass; J. Roach; W. Hislop; R. Deans; T. Draper; R. Wynne; T. Walsh; E. O'Sullivan; J. Davis. Fifth row: P. Page, club Secretary; S. Brownbill; W. Scott; G. Spry; E.C.H. Taylor; R.B. Hogg; H. Bishop; W. Berry; A. McL. Paterson; R. Taylor; P. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary. Fourth row: G. Sleight; F. Ince; V. Ransford; J.C. Blair, Chairman; F.V. ('Checker') Hughes, Coach; VX108847 Dr (Lieutenant Colonel) Jack Jones, the club's Medical Officer, who was CO of 15 Field Ambulance and later of 128 Australian General Hospital (128AGH); H. Best; W. Flintoft; J. Saunders. Third row: J. O'Keefe; H. Donahoo; George Lenne, 15 Field Ambulance; C. McLean; W. Baxter; R. Wartman; G. Archibald; Wally Lock, 15 Field Ambulance; Les Jones, RAAF; F. Roberts; VX48388 Private Harold C. Ball, 2/9 Field Ambulance, KIA 1942-02-09, Malaya. Second row: F. Fanning; Maurie Gibb, AIF; 410192 Flying Officer Sydney Louis Anderson, No. 100 Squadron RAAF, KIA 1944-05-20, Wewak; Gordon Jones, AIF; Ron Baggott, RAAF; Allen La Fontaine, Captain, RAAF; Jack Mueller, Vice-captain, AIF; Roley Fischer, 15 Field Ambulance; N. Smith; B. Neenan; Adrian Dullard, 15 Field Ambulance. Front row: Alby Rodda, RAAF; G. Daly; R. Emselle; J.P. ('Shane') McGrath, 15 Field Ambulance; Richard ('Dick') Hingston, 15 Field Ambulance; 400213 Squadron Leader Keith William ('Bluey') Truscott DFC and bar, No. 76 Squadron RAAF, killed in a flying accident 1943-03-28, Exmouth Gulf, WA; P. Beames; F. Williams. Dr Jones was instrumental in getting several of the players to serve in 15 Field Ambulance after he was placed in command of the unit on 1940-11-28. (Donor M. Gibb)