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Jack Atkins

DOB: 19 December 1916
Died: 1 March 1942

Debut: Round 3, 1940 against Footscray at MCG
Last Game: Round 6, 1940 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval

Games: 4
Goals: 1
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
30175.00

From: Melbourne Grammar/Old Melburnians

Number: 16 1940

Atkins joined the Demons after winning the Best and Fairest in the 1939 A Grade amateur competition while playing as a ruckman. His father Ernest Atkins had played 23 games for University in 1913/14, and his son continued the family tradition when he debuted at full-back for Melbourne.

Atkins gave up his football career after four games to join the Navy in World War II. He served in the Mediterranean early in the conflict, but was recalled Australia when the Japanese entered the war. Atkins was killed along with 682 over servicemen on the HMAS Perth when the boat was struck by a Japanese torpedo near Java.

His father Ernest played 23 games for University in 1913 and 1914

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1940 410

Lists
Family at other clubs
Players who died during war

Media
"Atkins impresses at Melbourne" (external link) - The Argus 01/04/1940

Links
Boyles Football Photos (external link)
Wikipedia profile (external link)


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