Beres Reilly

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Beres Reilly
Beres Reilly 1937.jpg
Personal information
Full name Beresford Stanley Reilly
Date of birth (1914-09-17)17 September 1914
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 23 July 1943(1943-07-23) (aged 28)
Place of death over Crete
Original team(s) Sixth Scouts
Height / weight 178 cm / 71 kg
Position(s) Wing / Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–36 North Melbourne 08 (2)
1937 Melbourne 03 (1)
1938 St Kilda 02 (0)
Total 13 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Beresford Stanley "Beres" Reilly (17 September 1914 – 23 July 1943) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne, Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Representing a Victorian schoolboys team, he tried out with Footscray. He wasn't given a game and as such moved on to North Melbourne.

He was a good friend of Keith Truscott, who was also killed in World War II. Serving as a Pilot Officer in the RAAF, Reilly was killed when his Martin Baltimore aircraft crashed over Crete.

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