DOB: 21 January 1886
Died: 19 January 1937
From: Ferntree Gully
Miles Alexander "Bobby" Monk was one of the Reds' most reliable and durable defenders of their era - never playing less than 13 games in a season. He played as an amateur and turned back a lucrative offer from a VFA side before the 1909 season to stay with the Reds.
Known as a solid physical player with a good football brain, Monk missed the first five weeks of the 1911 season due to a serious illness. He returned to play every game of the season from then on. In 1912 he was also used as a half-forward, kicking nine of his 15 career goals in 18 games.
He was listed as wearing Number 15 in the first Football Record of 1915 but did not play a game that year and was cleared to Williamstown in the VFA in May 1915. In 1916 he enlisted with the Army and served during World War I.