Harold Arthur (footballer)

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Harold Arthur
Personal information
Full name Harold Arthur
Date of birth 21 September 1916
Original team Sandhurst[1]
Height/Weight 177 cm / 80 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941, 1944-1945 North Melbourne 9 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1945 season.

Harold Arthur (born 21 September 1916, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Arthur, a centreman, made three appearances with North Melbourne in 1941 but then didn't play for the next two years due to the war.[2] He returned to the team in 1944 but was unable to become a regular fixture in the side.[2] In 1945 he won the Gardiner Medal, which was rewarded to the Best and Fairest player in the league seconds. The following year he began playing for Port Melbourne.[3]

He was the uncle of Hawthorn premiership captain Graham Arthur and the younger brother of Alan Arthur, who played for Essendon.[4]


  1. ^ The Argus,"League Permit Rule", 15 May 1941, p. 10
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Harold Arthur
  3. ^ The Argus,"Port Melbourne", 31 July 1946, p. 9
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.