|Date of birth||21 May 1924|
|Place of birth||Longford, Tasmania|
|Date of death||26 February 2017(aged 92)|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
After making his debut for Richmond in the 1946 season, Stokes went on to play with the club for six years. He played in the midfield, as either a centreman or on the wing. Stokes had been recruited from Burnie in Tasmania and he returned there after leaving Richmond and became their coach. He represented the Tasmanian interstate side at the 1953 Adelaide and 1956 Perth carnivals.
Stokes was also a cricketer and played first-class cricket for Tasmania. A left-handed batsman, he played nine first-class matches in total, scoring 323 runs at 24.84 with a highest score of 83. He was the older brother of Richmond footballer Jervis Stokes.
- The Advocate, 27 February 2017
- Ray Stokes's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Ray Stokes at AustralianFootball.com
- Cricinfo profile