122_244 - Army Services Team in Richmond-style

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

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SLV Accession no. H2008.122/244

Team: North Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Princes Park (Carlton)
Date: circa 1943

Ollie Grieve - top row far left


This is an Army (Services) team photographed at Princes Park (Carlton) circa 1943. Sunlight haze affects right-hand side and top of image but does not obscure players. Very modest crowd in the grandstand. Players wear Richmond-style jumpers. Six uniformed soldiers in the group.

The first player on the left of the top row is, I believe, Carlton’s star full-back Ollie Grieve. Grieve’s career with the Blues was interrupted by war service. He played 137 senior games (1942, 1944, 1946-52). Grieve finished second in the 1948 Brownlow Medal and won Carlton’s best and fairest in 1952.

Nineteen players. Black shorts.

Further Work Needed

Probably Reg Ryan (North Melbourne), front row far Right

Possibly Jack Davis (S. Kilda) Middle Row, Second from left

Grieve played for Army Services in 1942 in the Army Competition and Motors in the Inter-Services Competition. Motors wore Black with a white band.

Two styles of colour patches on Army Uniforms.

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