Paddy McGuinness (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Patrick McGuinness|
|Date of birth||26 April 1878|
|Place of birth||Euroa, Victoria|
|Date of death||6 May 1918(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Le Tréport, France|
|1901||St Kilda||1 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1901.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Patrick “Paddy” McGuinness (26 April 1878 — 6 May 1918) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He died of the wounds he had received in active service in France in World War I.
He played one senior match for St Kilda, against Essendon, at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Saturday, 22 June 1901 (round nine), in which Essendon thrashed St Kilda 4.5 (29) to 19.22 (136). He was one of three first-game St Kilda players on that day; the other two, Ern Aurish and Lawrie Delaney would only play one and two senior games respectively themselves. McGuiness could not have played very well; he is not mentioned in the match reports.
He enlisted in the First AIF on 4 January 1917, giving his occupation as schoolteacher, and his status as single.
He began his service on 12 February 1917.
He was badly wounded in the left hip (a gunshot wound in the left thigh and a fractured pelvis), in action with the 51st Battalion, on 27 April 1918. He died of his wounds, with acute septicaemia, in military hospital, in France on 6 May 1918.
- Matriculation, The Euroa Advertiser, (Friday, 4 January 1895), p.2; Matriculation: November Examination, 1894: Melbourne Candidates, The Argus, (Thursday, 3 January 1895), p.7.
- AFL Statistics: Ern Aurish
- AFL Statistics: Lawrie Delaney
- The Football Season: Essendon (19.22) Beat St. Kilda (4.5), The Age, (Monday, 24 June 1901), p.7; The Season's Record: Essendon 136; St. Kilda 29, The Argus, (Monday, 24 June 1901), p.9.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Casualty Details: McGuinness, Patrick (7932).
- Paddy McGuinness's statistics from AFL Tables
- First World War Nominal Roll: Patrick McGuinness (7932)
- First World War Embarkation Records: Patrick McGuinness (7932)
- Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour - Patrick McGuinness (7932)
- Australian War Memorial: Red Cross Wounded and Missing Records: 7932 Private Patrick McGuinness
- World War I Service Record: Patrick McGuinness (7932)
- Concerning People, The Euroa Advertiser, (Friday 17 May 1918), p.2.
- Victorian Casualties: List No.404: Died of Wounds (McGuinness, P., Euroa, 5/5/18 (sic)), The Argus, (Tuesday, 28 May 1918), p.5.