Preston Football Club – 1938 Team Photo

1938 Preston blog photos (boyles) copy

The 1938 photo, courtesy of Boyles Football Photos

Back Row: Rex Job, Edwin Gilbert* (poss), Thomas Jones* (poss), Unknown, Norm Campbell, Unknown, Bob Muir, Bill Maslen, (Bill Spokes – not playing)

Middle Row: Joe Beagley, Jack Clarke, Wyn Murray, Unknown, Alf Roach, Unknown, George Colbane

Front Row: Les Ross, Frank Dowling, Unknown, Phil Dunstone

* Based on them both being the only ones that should be in both the 37 & 38 photo. A guess on who is who.

Note : Identifications are made from information / photos that I’ve been able to find, and as always, happy to be corrected on any errors. Also happy to hear of any new identifications.

Story, with more details, of how this all came about, can be found here –

Part 3

Part 2

Part 1

Players of Round 10, 11 June, 1938 –

Game Details – The VFA Project

Rex Job –Back row, far left.

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/305313/rexs-moment-forever-frozen-in-time

Wyn Murray – Middle row, third from left

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyn_Murray

http://demonwiki.org/gallery379

Joe Beagley – Middle row, far left

1940 Coburg photo – https://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/site/coburg/chs/16056.html

1941 GF photo – http://www.boylesfootballphotos.net.au/Reference_+1941+VFA+Grand+Final

Bill Maslen – Back row, far right

http://www.thevfaproject.org/pages/Players/Maslen,_Bill_’Socks’.php

Bob Muir – Back row, second from right

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Muir_(footballer)

Norm Campbell – Back row, forth from right

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_Campbell

1941 photo – http://www.boylesfootballphotos.net.au/Collingwood+Senior+Team+1941+%28Age%29

Frank Dowling – Front row, second from left

http://www.boylesfootballphotos.net.au/Preston+Senior+Team+1939+%28BrM%29

W. (Bill) Spokes – Back row, far right, in shirt and jacket

1939 Williamstown premiership photo (second front row, far right) –

https://www.williamstownfc.com.au/premiership-photos 

1944 Fitzroy seconds team photo.

http://www.boylesfootballphotos.net.au/Fitzroy-Brisbane+Lions+Historical+Society

Alf Roach – Middle row, third from right

George Colbane – Middle row, far right. (Based on being the only one who is only in the 1938 and 1939 Prahran photo)

Phil Dunstone – Front row, far right. (Based on height, and being in 1938, both 1939, 1940 and 1941 photos)

Only photo found – https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188803314

Les Ross – Front row, far left. (Based on height, and being in 1938, both 1939, 1940 and 1941 photos)

Coached Parkside Amateurs in the VAFA and should be in this 1954 Premiership photo (not sure who he is) –

https://websites.sportstg.com/gallery.cgi?g=7272&c=0-3232-160726-0-0&e=160726&et=3&ci=5&ti=0&a=next 

Jack Clarke – Middle row, second from left. (Based on remaining unidentified players, height, and being in 1938, both 1939, 1940 and 1941 photos)

Edwin Gilbert – Poss back row, second from left. (Guess based on Gilbert and Jones being in both the 37 and 38 photos)

Thomas Jones – Poss back row, third from left. (Guess based on Jones and Gilbert being in both the 37 & 38 photos)

Other players selected for R10, 1938 –

Kevin Brown – CHB, Follower, flanks. Should be in 1937 photo, and will be in 1938 and 1940 photos.

Jack Haskett – 25-6-1911 – 5-3-1992. 180cms. Played in winning GF for Northcote in 1934, with Harry Clack (1937). Northcote 1934 team photo; should be in it –

http://www.boylesfootballphotos.net.au/Northcote+Senior+Team+1934+%28SLV+122_076%29

Photo from Trove –

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205142707?searchTerm=jack%20haskett

Will only be in 1938 photo.

Don Whitechurch – Played Flanks and Pockets.

Not listed on VFA Project, but named in paper day before – https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206964223/19250494

Photo from Trove –

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243225804?searchTerm=don%20whitechurch

Will only be in 1938 photo.

Aubrey Robinson – Played mainly wing and flank. Will only be in 1938 photo.

R. Warren – Predominately played Centre Half Forward. Will only be in 1938 photo.

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