Jim Conquest

Image DOB: 30 May 1880
Died: 25 April 1960

Debut: Round 1, 1904 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Last Game: Round 17, 1908 against Collingwood at MCG

From: Prahran

Games: 54
Goals: 22
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Conquest started his career with Prahran before enlisting to fight with the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles in the Boer War in February 1901. He returned to Australia in April 1902, playing another season at the VFA side before joining Melbourne. He waited a year before making his league debut as a rover/half-forward after suffering a leg injury in May 1903.

After 17 games in his first season, Conquest had to wait until Round 5 to start his 1905 campaign after an ankle injury in the last training session before Round 1.

In 1909 he returned to Prahran for a third time, and worked as a groundsman for the MCC. That year, while working at the Warehouseman's Ground (today's Albert Ground), he was attacked, knocked unconscious and robbed of seven pounds.

He joined South Australian side Sturt in 1911, but wasn't cleared and could only play in practice games. He finally won his freedom in 1912 and appeared in three games for them.

1904 178
1905 137
1906 70
1907 73
1908 104

May have joined Prahran from Malvern. He is also said to have retired from Prahran in 1900 due to ill-health.

Players who served during war

Herald - 22/05/1903
Herald - 05/05/1905
Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle - 20/04/1909

VFA Project profile
War Record
Wikipedia profile

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