Arthur Wilson (Australian footballer)

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Arthur Wilson
Personal information
Full name Arthur Mitchell Wilson
Date of birth (1888-08-24)24 August 1888
Place of birth South Melbourne
Date of death 19 December 1947(1947-12-19) (aged 59)
Place of death Richmond, Victoria
Original team(s) Scotch College
Position(s) Back pocket/half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–11 University 51 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.

Arthur Mitchell Wilson (24 August 1888 – 19 December 1947) DSO[1] was a gynaecologist and obstetrician and an Australian rules footballer who played with University in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

The Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1987 with funds from the Arthur Wilson Memorial Foundation. The Foundation had been created in 1951 after a public appeal was launched to perpetuate the memory of Arthur Wilson, an outstanding gynaecologist and obstetrician.[3] The Foundation raised funds for the Arthur Wilson Memorial Wing (1954) to be built as an extension to the south side of the Royal Society of Victoria's Hall (1859) at 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne to house the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.[4]

His son Mac played league football for Melbourne in the 1940s.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "It's an Honour: WILSON, Arthur Mitchell". 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 960. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5. 
  3. ^ "OBITUARY.". The Argus (Melbourne) (Melbourne). 20 December 1947. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Dedication of Royal College.". The Age (Melbourne). 26 August 1954. p. 2.