Jack Atkins

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Jack Atkins
Personal information
Full name Ernest John Atkins
Date of birth (1916-12-19)19 December 1916
Place of birth Toorak, Victoria
Date of death 1 March 1942(1942-03-01) (aged 25)
Place of death Sunda Strait, off Java
Original team Old Melburnians
Height/Weight 184 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Full back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940 Melbourne 4 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1940 season.

Ernest John "Jack" Atkins (19 December 1916 – 1 March 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His father, Ernie, played VFL football for University. He was an able seaman on HMAS Perth during World War II when it was hit by a Japanese torpedo.

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