Barney Wood

Image DOB: 22 December 1901
Died: 9 June 1941

Debut: Round 5, 1928 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval
Last Game: Round 12, 1928 against Essendon at MCG

From: Melbourne Grammar/Old Melburnians

Number: 2 (1928)

Games: 5
Goals: 0
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Born 'Percival' in New Zealand but better known as 'Barney', the defender came to the attention of Melbourne after playing for the Victorian amateurs against South Australia. He was called into the senior side during an injury crisis, playing five games as an amateur before moving to West Perth in the WAFL.

Wood also held several transcontinental motor records, toured New Zealand with the MCC cricket side in 1927, and played a single class match for Western Australia against South Africa in 1932. He made eight runs across two innings and took 0-16 as a bowler. He had also won a Victorian amateur welterweight boxing title.

Initially joining the RAAF at the outbreak of WWII, Wood tired of being left on the reserve list and transferred to the Army in 1940. He was killed while serving as a Sergeant when his unit in Syria was hit by a mortar strike.

1928 500

May not have played a senior game for West Perth.
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Argus - 20/04/1928, 18/05/1928

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