Henry Braddon

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Sir Henry Yule Braddon
KBE
Henry Braddon(All Black).jpg
Braddon's All Black Photo
Full name Henry Yule Braddon
Date of birth (1863-04-27)27 April 1863
Place of birth Calcutta, India
Date of death 7 September 1955
Place of death Sydney, Australia
School Dulwich College (London)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1882–1884 Invercargill
correct as of 2 October 2007.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1883–84
1888–92
Otago
New South Wales
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1884 New Zealand 7 [0 tests] (0)
correct as of 2 October 2007.

Sir Henry Yule Braddon KBE (27 April 1863 – 7 September 1955) was an Australian diplomat, businessman and rugby union player who played for Otago, New South Wales and New Zealand. The position he generally played in was fullback. He is listed as the second All Black in playing order.

The son of a Premier of Tasmania, Sir Edward Braddon, Henry Braddon was born in Calcutta, India, and moved to Invercargill in 1882 on transfer with the Bank of Australasia. He played his club rugby for Invercargill however he had to play his provincial rugby for Otago as Southland Rugby was not founded until 1887. He was selected for the first New Zealand international team, and played in 7 of the 8 games in Australia in 1884 and is recognised as an Otago's first All Black despite playing in Invercargill at the time of his selection. Braddon later played for New South Wales from 1888 until 1892.

He later had a commercial and political career in Australia, working for Dalgetys and representing Australia in the United States. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1920, and died in Sydney in 1955.

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