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    Lest We Forget: Aussies Rules players who have died in active service

    Hey folks

    Here is a roll of Aussie Rules players killed in service. Lest we forget.


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    I see in the introduction that it says “no VFL footballer was killed in any wars other than the Anglo-Boer War and the two World Wars”. I wonder if there were some footballers who were conscripted for the Vietnam War, but fortunately survived it? Anybody know of a Vietnam vet who was a footballer?

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    I see in the introduction that it says “no VFL footballer was killed in any wars other than the Anglo-Boer War and the two World Wars”. I wonder if there were some footballers who were conscripted for the Vietnam War, but fortunately survived it? Anybody know of a Vietnam vet who was a footballer?
    North’s Graham Cornes (who played VFL after Vietnam and was almost a Swan)
    Fitzroy’s John Duckworth
    Footscray Graeme Chalmers (but sever after his playing days)
    Geelong’s Wayne Closter
    Last edited by goswannies; 25th April 2018 at 05:03 PM.

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