DOB: 25 April 1903
Died: 27 August 1981
Debut: Round 10, 1927 against Carlton at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 17, 1929 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
From: Latrobe/North Launceston
Number: 15 1927-1929
Came from Tasmania as a wingman, but appeared more in defencer for the Reds. Graduated from the Seconds to fill a vacancy in the team in 1927, then played two more years.
Joined VFA side Brighton in 1930, where he remained until at least end 1932.
Shown as F. Barnes in his clearance to Brighton. Some sources show him as number 18 in 1928, but Football Record 1928 shows him as retaining number 15.
May have played for North Launceston after Melbourne.
Sporting Globe - 05/03/1927
Sporting Globe - 06/07/1927
Daily Telegraph - 08/07/1927
Football Record R1 1930
Australian Football profile
VFA Project profile