Alf Baud

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Alf Baud
Alf Baud.jpg
Baud during his career with Carlton
Personal information
Full name Alfred Miller Baud
Date of birth (1892-09-20)20 September 1892
Place of birth Nagambie, Victoria
Date of death 5 December 1986(1986-12-05) (aged 94)
Original team(s) Eaglehawk (BFL)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Position(s) Half forward / Half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–1915 Carlton 53 (16)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1913–1914 Victoria ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1915.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Alfred Baud (20 September 1892 – 5 December 1986)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Baud was born in Nagambie and went to school there. After leaving school, he went to Bendigo for his first job in the Post Office and later moved to Melbourne.

Baud first played with Carlton with 1913 and during his three-season career was a member of two premiership sides. The first came in 1914 when he played on the wing in the club's Grand Final victory and the other came the following season. He was captain in the 1915 Grand Final due to Billy Dick being suspended and started the game at half back.

Soon after he joined the military, enlisting with the 5th Division as a signaller. After serving in Egypt and France, he was seriously wounded with a shrapnel injury to the head at Anzac Ridge in 1917, leaving him with reduced sight. The surgeons put a silver plate in his head that stayed in place for the remainder of his life.

After the war he resumed work with the Post Office, and served for 50 years as a telegraphist and postmaster including long terms at the Ascot Vale and North Melbourne Post Offices.

His interest with football continued with Baud spending 19 years on the VFL tribunal. In 1937 he served as chairman of selectors for Carlton Football Club, and they won their first VFL Premiership since 1915.


  1. ^ "Alf Baud - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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