|Full name||John Melville West|
|Date of birth||17 February 1889|
|Place of birth||Mooroopna, Victoria|
|Date of death||30 March 1960(aged 71)|
|Place of death||South Yarra, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||South Melbourne College|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He was both a footballer and a resident master at Melbourne Grammar School when he enlisted in the AIF, 7th Battalion, C Company, on 17 August 1914, only two weeks after war was declared.
On 25 April 1915 he landed at Gallipoli and four days later was appointed second lieutenant. In August he was promoted to lieutenant, just a week before he was wounded in action with significant gunshot wounds to the head and hand. A few days later he was admitted to the 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, and he subsequently returned to Australia in May 1916 as he was no longer fit for active duties. From 1919 until 1947 he was employed by Munitions Supply Department.
West died in Melbourne on 30 March 1960, aged 71.
- Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
- Jack West's statistics from AFL Tables
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