Harold Arthur (footballer)

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Harold Arthur
Personal information
Full name Harold Arthur
Date of birth (1916-09-21)21 September 1916
Date of death 9 March 2006(2006-03-09) (aged 89)
Original team(s) Sandhurst[1]
Height / weight 177 cm / 80 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941, 1944–1945 North Melbourne 9 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.

Harold Arthur (21 September 1916 – 9 March 2006) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Arthur, a centreman, made three appearances with North Melbourne in 1941 but then didn't play for the next two years due to the war.[2] He returned to the team in 1944 but was unable to become a regular fixture in the side.[2] In 1945 he won the Gardiner Medal, which was rewarded to the best and fairest player in the league seconds. The following year he began playing for Port Melbourne.[3]

He was the uncle of Hawthorn premiership captain Graham Arthur and the younger brother of Alan Arthur, who played for Essendon.[4]


  1. ^ The Argus,"League Permit Rule", 15 May 1941, p. 10
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Harold Arthur
  3. ^ The Argus,"Port Melbourne", 31 July 1946, p. 9
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 

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