Harold Albiston

Harold Albiston

Personal information

Full name
Harold George Albiston

Date of birth
(1916-04-13)13 April 1916

Place of birth
Warrnambool, Victoria[1]

Date of death
18 January 1990(1990-01-18) (aged 73)

Place of death
McCrae, Victoria

Original team(s)
Kew (VAFA)

Height / weight
173 cm / 72 kg

Playing career1

Games (Goals)

Total –
1 (0)
62 (0)
63 (0)

1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.

Harold George Albiston (13 April 1916 – 18 January 1990) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Albiston, a recruit from Kew in the Victorian Amateur Football Association, made just one senior appearance for Collingwood, in the 1935 VFL season.[2][3] He was cleared to Hawthorn in 1936, where he played with his younger brother Alec Albiston, who also debuted that year.[4] Harold played in the final six rounds of the season, then didn’t lose his spot in the team until 1940 (when he enlisted in the army), playing 60 consecutive games.[3][5] Another brother, Ken Albiston, played for Richmond and Melbourne after the war.[2]
He was also a district cricketer, for Hawthorn-East Melbourne and Collingwood.[6]
Harold’s son, David Albiston, played 61 league games for Hawthorn, including the 1963 VFL Grand Final.[2]

^ “World War Two Nominal Roll”. Australian Government. 
^ a b c Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
^ a b “Harold Albiston”. AFL Tables. 
^ “Richmond Keeps Seven New Men”. The Argus. Melbourne, Vic: National Library of Australia. 29 April 1936. p. 18. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
^ “These Prominent Men Have Joined The Colours.”. The Argus. 29 June 1940. p. 11 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
^ “A-C – Victorian Premier Cricket – Cricket Victoria” (PDF). Cricket Victoria.  (PDF)