Fred Parkinson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fred Parkinson

Australian footballer

Date of Birth: 27-Jan-1884

Place of Birth: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 22-Oct-1913

Profession: Australian rules footballer

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Fred Parkinson

  • George Joshua Francis "Fred" Parkinson (27 January 1884 – 22 October 1913) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).Parkinson, a follower, came to the league from South Bendigo and debuted in the 1907 VFL season, at the age of 23.
  • He played 15 games that year.In 1908, Parkinson made 18 appearances, including Essendon's semi-final win over Collingwood, but wasn't selected for the grand final.
  • His best performance that season came in round 16 when he played up forward and kicked seven goals against Melbourne at East Melbourne.He was a regular in the Essendon team again in 1909, with 15 games, then only played five games in 1910, but did make another semi-final appearance, for the third year in a row.In 1912 he transferred to Collingwood, where he played five senior games.Off the field, Parkinson was a railways worker, initially at Bendigo railway station before he moved to Melbourne.
  • On 21 October 1913, Parkinson was alighting from a train at South Yarra station, on his way home from work, when his leg slipped in between the train and platform.
  • The train was already in motion and Parkinson received severe leg injuries.
  • He died from shock the following day, at The Alfred Hospital.

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