Frank Lugton

Image DOB: 4 November 1893
Died: 29 July 1916

Debut: Round 1, 1913 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 18, 1914 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval

From: Clifton Hill

Number: 32 (1913), 17 (1914)

Games: 36
Goals: 1
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A cricketer with Northcote and a member of the Victorian state team as well as a promising footballer, Lugton joined the Fuschias late in 1912 and debuted in the first round of 1913, making an immediate impact playing on the half-back line.

He played every game in his two years of league football before enlisting in the army on March 23, 1915 - the 447th Australian to sign up for the conflict.

Putting his cricket skills to good use in the conflict Lugton was enlisted as a grenade thrower at Gallipoli. In his time at the front he suffered a shell attack which buried him under rubble for six hours, and had a sniper's bullet come so close it should the bolt on his rifle.

Lugton was killed in service near Villiers-Bretonneux, France just under three months after leaving Australia. Lugton Street in Alphington, Victoria is name in honour of Frank and his brother John who also died in the conflict.

1913 181
1914 180

Players who served during war

This article says he was a "Richmond District" player. This may have included Clifton Hill or been a cricket team. Also said to be from Northcote, and shown as T. Lugton.

Herald - 25/04/1913
Argus - 11/09/1916

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 01 April 2022 10:32:28 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 18)

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