Frank Williams

Image DOB: 1 October 1914
Died: 14 July 2005

MFC Debut: Round 17, 1938 against Carlton at MCG
Last Game: Round 1, 1941 against Fitzroy at MCG

From: St Kevin's/University Blacks/Carlton/Old Paradians

Number: 20 (1938-1941)

Seconds Premiership Player - 1939

Games: 4 (7 total)
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

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In a six year VFL career wingman Wiliams played just four games, three in two seasons with Carlton then four in three at Melbourne. In between his stints with the major clubs he played most of 1937 with amateur side Old Paradians after being denied a clearance to the Demons.

Initially recruited to play in the Seconds, Williams was upgraded to the seniors for played he last two weeks of 1938. He was in the squad for Round 1, 1939 after which he didn't play again until his last game in Round 1, 1941. He then joined the RAAF as a pilot and fought with distinction until the Japanese surrender.

A lawyer by trade, later in life he worked at Carlton in their financial department. His father had served as president of the Carlton Cricket Club. Elected as the ALP candidate for a Melbourne City council seat in 1941 he remained in the role through 1944.

1938 210
1939 100
1941 100

Players who served during war

Claimed by Parade College as an ex-student but other sources list him as from St Kevin's. Likely only joined Old Paradians after leaving Carlton.

Argus - 29/06/1937
Age - 30/06/1937
Herald - 03/06/1938
Herald - 19/08/1938
Age - 09/06/1941
The Australasian - 24/06/1944

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