Edward Wheldon

Edward John “Ted” Wheldon

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 16 May 1903
Annandale, NSW
DEATH: 3 July 1971 Croydon, NSW
DEATH: 3 July 1971
Croydon, NSW

OCCUPATION: Brass Finisher, 1930

RESIDENCE: Ivanhoe St Marrickville, NSW, 1930


  • Camperdown RL 1923, 1924
  • Newtown RL President’s Cup 1922, 1923
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1929
  • Wests 2nd Grade 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
  • Wests RL First Grade 1927 replaced G. Mason at halfback v Newtown 23 July
  • Wests RL First Grade 1928 E Wheldon 28 July reported as making his debut?
  • Wests RL v Braidwood RL 1926
  • Wests RL v Goulburn RL 1928
  • Trialled with Newtown RL 1931


Brothers, Edward and Rodolph Wheldon played with Camperdown, in the Newtown Junior rugby league competition between 1922 and 1924.

Edward was known as either “Ted” or “Nigger” and played fullback. His brother Rodolph was known as “Bones” and played halfback. Both of these players eventually made their way to Wests and played First Grade with the Club.

Ted Wheldon was selected to play with the Newtown President’s Cup team in 1922 and 1923. However the family had moved to Croydon Park by the mid 1920’s which enabled the Wheldon brothers to residentially qualify to play for Wests. The boy’s father, Thomas Wheldon senior was a Committee man and Vice President of Wests between 1927 and 1930.

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