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Bill Morris

DOB: 24 April 1921
Died: May 1960

Games: 0 (140 total)
Goals: 0 (98 total)

From: Old Scotch/Armoured Division

Born in New South Wales, Morris moved to Victoria at a young age and attended Scotch College. Tied to the Demons residentially, Morris was stuck well down in the Melbourne ruck pecking order and so after one reserves match he was cleared to Richmond in a swap for Col Galbraith.

In 1943 Morris had kicked 102 goals for South Sydney while posted to New South Wales with the Air Force.

At Richmond he became one of the premier ruckmen of the competition, and won the 1948 Brownlow Medal. In 1952 Morris joined VFA side Box Hill as captain-coach, won three Best and Fairest awards and finished third in the Liston Trophy in his firs tyear.

A compulsive gambler, Morris took his own life in 1960 at the age of 39.

In 2009 Morris was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame.

Notes
Some sources show his war service being with the 2nd Motor Division

Links
Wikipedia profile

Media
"Dees Mistake a Gift for Tigers" - Courier Mail 21/05/2009

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 01 November 2015 17:12:22 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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