Dave Barry (Australian footballer)

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Dave Barry
Personal information
Full name David Barry
Date of birth (1888-08-31)31 August 1888
Date of death 22 July 1913(1913-07-22) (aged 24)
Place of death North Fremantle
Original team(s) Leopold
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–1910 South Melbourne 24 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dave Barry (31 August 1888 – 22 July 1913) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Barry, who came from local club Leopold, had a brief but successful career at South Melbourne.[1] He was one of South Melbourne's half forward flankers in their 1909 premiership team. In 1910, his only other season, he appeared in a semi final and preliminary final.[2]

After he moved to Western Australia, Barry began playing for Subiaco. He then joined the North Fremantle Football Club for the 1913 season. On the evening of 22 July that year, Barry was killed when he was run over by a train at a railway crossing.[3] An inquiry cleared the train driver of any blame and was unable to determine what Barry was doing on the tracks.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Dave Barry
  3. ^ Western Argus,"Death Of A Footballer", 29 July 1913, p. 12
  4. ^ Western Argus,"North Fremantle Fatality", 5 August 1913, p. 35