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Theophilis Marshall

Image DOB: 1842
Died: 4 January 1933

Better known as "TS", Marshall was born in Greenock, Scotland before emigrating to Australia with his family as a child.

He was one of the pioneers of football in Melbourne, playing for Emerald Hill in 1859 to 1861, again in 1864 and 1865, Richmond in 1860, Royal Park from 1862 to 1866, South Yarra in 1865, then Carlton from 1866. He was at Melbourne in 1860 and 1865 to 1866.

In 1867 he travelled to New Zealand to take advantage of a gold rush, but soon returned. He later served on Carlton's committee and was named as their outstanding player for the 1870 season. In 1871 he left for the Norh-East district of Victoria, but later returned to Carlton as an official until becoming honorary secretary of the VFA in 1885. He remained with the association until 1902.

He later served as the chief officer of the Country Fire Brigades Board for 32 years.

Notes
Some sources show his name as Theophilus

Lists
Pre-VFL Players

Media
Obituary - The Argus 06/01/1933

Links
Blueseum profile
"The death of TS Marshall" - Australian Football

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