Stuart King (left) while serving in the RAAF in Cairns
|Full name||Stuart Patrick King|
|Date of birth||22 April 1906|
|Date of death||28 February 1943(aged 36)|
|Original team||University Blacks|
|Height/Weight||184 cm / 86 kg|
|1931-1933||St Kilda||43 (14)|
|1932||St Kilda||11 (2-9-0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1933 season.
Stuart Patrick King (22 April 1906 – 28 February 1943) was an Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket for Victoria and Australian rules football for Victorian Football League club St Kilda.
Born in Ararat, Victoria, King started his cricket career first, debuting for Victoria in the 1926/27 Sheffield Shield season. He was a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman and batted in the middle order. The last of his 12 first-class matches was played in 1932/33 and he finished with 417 runs at 27.80. His claim to fame as a cricketer was scoring seven of Victoria's world record 1107 runs against New South Wales in his debut summer.
After being recruited from the University Blacks, King played his first VFL match for St Kilda in 1931 and the following year was appointed club captain. When Charlie Hardy left the Saints seven games into the 1932 season he acted as a caretaker coach for the rest of the year. King played mostly as a defender and in his three seasons managed 43 games.
King enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 March 1942 and was posted to 20 Squadron, gaining the rank of Flying Officer. He was killed in action off the coast of New Guinea on 28 February 1943.
- List of Australian rules football and cricket players
- List of Victorian Football League players who died in active service
- World War II Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1053460 Accessed 7 December 2008