Derek Mollison

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Derek Mollison
Derek Mollison 1922.jpg
Personal information
Full name Crawford Mollison
Date of birth (1901-10-22)22 October 1901
Date of death 19 December 1943(1943-12-19) (aged 42)
Place of death Rockhampton, Central Queensland
Original team(s) Melbourne Grammar
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1923–1928 Melbourne 66 (30)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1924–1925 Victoria 4 (-)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Crawford "Derek" Mollison (22 October 1901 – 19 December 1943) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). A Victorian representative, he retired at a young age to pursue a business career. He later joined the Australian army.[1]

On 19 December 1943, Mollison was one of 31 people on board a C47 aircraft which crashed north of Rockhampton in Central Queensland.[2] The plane, which was flying from Townsville to Brisbane, had been carrying 20 US Armed Services personnel, two non-combatants, as well as Mollison and seven others members of the Australian Defence force.[3] There were no survivors.[3]

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  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ "Capricorn Coast Business Alliance News". June 2012. Capricorn Coast Business Alliance. 
  3. ^ a b "A site to remember: Canal Creek air disaster". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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