Charlie Oliver (Australian footballer)

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Charlie Oliver
Personal information
Full name Charles Joseph Oliver
Date of birth 9 September 1874
Place of birth Sofala, New South Wales
Date of death 29 December 1917(1917-12-29) (aged 43)
Place of death Melbourne
Original team(s) Carlton Imperials
Position(s) Centre half forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1900 Carlton 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1900.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Oliver (9 September 1874 – 29 December 1917) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Oliver was a doctor by profession and played his early football at Carlton Imperials.[1] He played just one VFL game for Carlton, against Melbourne at the MCG, but kicked a goal from centre half forward.[2]

While serving with the Australian Army Medical Corps in World War I, Oliver was killed after falling off his horse outside his army camp in Seymour. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage two days later at the Base Military Hospital in Melbourne.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ "Charlie Oliver". AFL Tables.  Blueseum Biography: Charlie Oliver
  3. ^ The Argus, "Died On Service" and "Funeral Notices", 31 December 1917, p. 1, col.A, Col.B.