George Bower (footballer)
|Full name||George Buxton Bower|
|Date of birth||18 June 1884|
|Date of death||5 February 1964(aged 79)|
|Height / weight||175 cm / 75 kg|
|1909–1914||South Melbourne||75 (11)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He became the second member of his family to play for South Melbourne, with his elder brother Harold having played for the club earlier in the decade.
Bower's career ended when he enlisted to serve his country in World War I.
While in England he did however play some football, taking part in the "Pioneer Exhibition Game", with the Australian Training Units team. During the war he served with the 13th Light Horse Regiment
- The Argus, "Club Gossip", 11 June 1909, p. 9
- "George Bower - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
- Football Final, The Argus, (Saturday, 2 October 1909), p.17; Football Premiership, The Age, (Monday, 4 October 1909), p.8; Observer, "South Melbourne Wins", The Age, (Monday, 4 October 1909), p.6.
- AFL Tables: George Bower
- The Argus, "Bower Disqualified For Final", 19 September 1912, p. 7
- South's Superior System, The Argus, (Monday, 4 May 1914), p.6.
- "First World War Embarkation Roll - George Buxton Bower". Australian War Memorial.
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- Melbourne (8.5) Beat Geelong (6.3), The Age, (Monday, 3 May 1909), p.5.
- Club Gossip, The Argus, (Friday, 11 June 1909), p.9.
- South Melbourne Going Strong, The Argus, (Monday, 14 June 1909), p.5.
- Football, The Mercury, (Wednesday, 6 October 1909), p.8.
- Football, The (Adelaide) Register, (Monday, 11 October 1909), p.5.
- Observer, "South Melbourne Wins", The Argus, (Monday, 4 October 1909), p.6.
- St.Kilda's Form, The Argus, (Monday, 6 September 1909), p.5.
- Second Semi-Final, The Argus, (Monday, 20 September 1909), p.6.
- Fighting for a Final, The Argus, (Monday 27 September 1909), p.6.
- South Melbourne's Superiority, The Argus, (Monday, 27 April 1914), p.6.
- Presentations to Footballers, The Argus, (Wednesday, 13 October 1915), p.10.