Alec Farrow

Image DOB: 8 February 1894
Died: 15 September 1955

Debut: Round 12, 1919 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Round 18, 1921 against Geelong at MCG

From: Army/Carlton District

Number: 25 1919, 4 1920, 28 1921

Victoria state representative - 1920, 1921

Games: 33 (47 total)
Goals: 10 (24 total)
Career Statistics

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Farrow served in World War I, serving as a signaller for the last two years of the war and one after in the Middle East, only returning to Australia in mid-1919.

He walked into a game with desperately undermanned 1919 Melbourne side and rapidly became one of the team's best midfielders - representing Victoria on two occasions.

After being lured to Carlton in 1922 as part of a post-grand final loss recruiting drive by the Blues he made his debut for them early in the season and held his spot for most of the year and into the finals. Farrow started the 1923 season as a key member of the Carlton side but saw his career ended after suffering severe concussion from a sickening head clash with a Richmond opponent at Punt Road in Round 3, 1923.

He enlisted in the Air Force during World War 2 and rose to the rank of Corporal while on home duty in Australia.

1919 42
1920 153
1921 145

Players who served during war

Some sources show him enlisting on his 18th birthday. Official records show 9 July 1915

Herald - 14/05/1920

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