RANDWICK RUGBY WW1 ENLISTED FIRST GRADE PLAYERS
Thanks goes to Coogee SLSC for assistance with compiling this listing.....
Ahearn, W J A centre who played 1st grade for the Club in 1914, also Coogee SLSC member
Baker, Harald W AM 1914 1st grade player and later coach, awarded Life Member. Enlisted in WW1 but did not make it to the front line as he seriously injured his spine on the way to Europe. Awarded the Albert Medal for rescuing over 12 surfers at Coogee beach. A Coogee SLSC member. Represented Australia in boxing, wrestling, water polo and sprint swim. B. 1887 d. 1962.
Bolden, Horace Stanley A forward who played 1st Grade. Tragically killed 7 August 1915 at Lone Pine, the first known Randwick player to lose his life in WW1.
Buchanan, P A A three quarter who played 1st Grade in 1914. Played with Glebe Balmain after WW1 and represented NSW in 1923.
Clarken, James E Forward, usually a hooker, born in New Zealand and played 1st Grade in 1914. He represented Australia vs New Zealand in 1905 and 1910 and toured North America with an Australian team in 1912. He played in the AIF rugby side in 1919, Kings Cup matches, at the age of 43. B. 1876 d. 1953.
Fahey, Edward J A lock and prop forward who played in 1914. Represented NSW four times in 1914 and one Test match that year against New Zealand. Was a member of the AIF team in 1919 and returned to Eastern Suburbs that year.
McGann, Herbert Patrick CSM A hooker who played 19 first grade games in 1923 and 1924 and coached in 1936 and 1937. Member Coogee SLSC
McRorie James Scrumhalf in 1913 Randwick side, member of 1914 side playing in First Division. After WW1 he played for Eastern Suburbs and then returned to Randwick on its readmission in 1923 and was the only pre-war first grade player to play with the Club after the War. He captained Randwick firsts in 1924. Awarded MM 15 November 1917. First Australian Field Ambulance, Member Coogee SLSC
Stabback John William (Lt) A forward who played first grade games for the Club in 1914 and who was decorated in WW1, 7 June 1917 at Messines
Thomson, H H A forward who played first grade for the Club in 1914. Member Coogee SLSC.