Hugh James

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Hugh James
Personal information
Full name John Hugh James
Date of birth (1890-05-04)4 May 1890
Place of birth Sale, Victoria
Original team Essendon (VFA)/Preston (VFA)
Height/Weight 185 cm / 89 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909-1916, 1919-1923 Richmond 188 (119)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1923 season.
Career highlights

John Hugh "Hughie" James (born 4 May 1890) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL between 1909 and 1916 and, upon returning from military service, from 1919 to 1923 for the Richmond Football Club.

He served in the AIF between 1916 and 1919. Rising to the rank of Lieutenant, he was wounded on active duty and twice awarded the Military Cross for bravery in the battlefield.[1][2][3][4]

See also[edit]


  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
  1. ^ "RICHMOND FOOTBALL CAPTAIN AWARDED CROSS.". Richmond Guardian (Vic.: National Library of Australia). 12 January 1918. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "It's An Honour:JAMES, John Hugh". Australian Government. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30251. p. 8823. 23 August 1917. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31119. p. 603. 11 January 1919. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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Preceded by
Dan Minogue
Richmond Best and Fairest winner
Succeeded by
Mel Morris
Preceded by
Mel Morris
Richmond Best and Fairest winner
Succeeded by
Vic Thorp