Ernie Walton

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Ernie Walton
Personal information
Full name Ernest Alfred Walton
Date of birth 7 April 1875
Place of birth Geelong
Date of death 23 August 1946(1946-08-23) (aged 71)
Original team(s) Austral
Debut Round 2, 1895, Carlton
vs. Geelong, at Corio Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1895-1896 Carlton (VFA) 31 (0)
1897–1904 Carlton 120 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ernest Alfred "Ernie" Walton (7 April 1875 – 23 August 1946)[1] was an Australian rules footballer in the VFA and the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Walton made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 2 of the 1895 season, and was playing for them when the Victorian Football League began. He captained the Blues in 1898 and 1899, and represented Victoria in 1899 and 1902. He also had stints as vice captain in 1897, 1900 and 1903.

He maintained connections with the club after his retirement, becoming treasurer of the club in 1911 and serving until 1913, as well as being an official in other capacities. His 151 matches was a club record until passed by Fred Elliott in the 1908 Semi-Final.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 26 August 1946. p. 2. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  • Holmesby, R & Main, J; The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers; Crown Content; 4th Ed (2002); p 671-672; ISBN 1-74095-001-1