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Walter New Guinea Barclay

HERITAGE No: 55

WESTS LIFE MEMBER No: 24

BIRTH: 1890
Woollahra, NSW
DEATH: 23 November 1964 Haberfield, NSW
DEATH: 23 November 1964
Haberfield, NSW

OCCUPATION: Storeman / Packer

RESIDENCE: Thomas St Ashfield, NSW, 1913

GAME HISTORY

  • Ashfield Buccaneers RU 1906, 1907
  • Western Suburbs Junior RU 1907 (Second Team)
  • Ashfield Methodist RU 1909
  • NSW Churches Union B Grade Representative 1909
  • Wests RL First Grade RL 1910
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1911
  • Western Suburbs RL Junior Competition Committee
  • Wests RL Trainer 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1924
  • Wests RL Vice President 1928

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Walter Barclay was an Ashfield local and played his junior football in that locality before moving up into the Grade ranks with Western Suburbs and then becoming a trainer with the Club.

In identifying Walter Barclay an item was found in the NSW Police Gazette from 1923. Walter was living at Hawthorne Parade Haberfield and had his house burgled.

Amongst the items stolen was a gold football medal  with “Presented to W. Barclay, from A.B.F.C. for services rendered season 1907” on the back. It is not known whether Walter Barclay ever had his football medal returned.

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