Beres Reilly

Image DOB: 17 September 1914
Died: 23 July 1943

MFC Debut: Round 12, 1937 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Round 14, 1937 against Carlton at Princes Park

From: Sixth Scouts/North Melbourne

Number: 11 1937

Games: 3 (13 total)
Goals: 1 (3 total)
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Beresford "Fat" Reilly, a former Victorian schoolboy football representative, joined Footscray from the local juniors competition but couldn't break into the Bulldogs senior side. Looking further afield he moved to North Melbourne and made his senior debut there.

After eight games with the Shinboners he joined Melbourne early in 1936 but only managed three more appearances the next year before being dropped from Melbourne's senior list early in 1938. He was intended to play with the Seconds but was instead cleared to St Kilda, where he played two more games that year.

After his VFL career ended Reilly served in the family butchery before enlisting in the RAAF in March, 1941. He served in Canada during World War 2 before becoming a Pilot Officer but was killed in an air crash over Crete while executing a low level bombing raid.

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