Victorian Football Association
Games: 6 (1 VFL)
Career: 1890-92? 1896
Ernest Graham Ashton
Left: Ernie Ashton played 55 games and scored 11 goals with Collingwood 1892 - 1895.
Ernie was a follower and a policeman by profession.
Right: Ernie is pictured in the Carlton team that played Geelong on the MCG June 20 1896.
He was born February 04 1870 and died 20 May 1946 (courtesy Pennings' prosopography & Collingwoodforever web site)
According to "Origins of Australian Football Vol. 5" (p42) ex Collingwood player Ernie Ashton played six games and scored one goal for the Blues in 1896.
Recruited in 1890 from Carlton East and North Park.
1891 CFC Annual Report, Ashton scored 6 goals for the Reserves.
1892 CFC Annual Report, Ashton scored 2 goals during the season.
1896 The Herald reports that Ernie Ashton late of Collingwood will play for Carlton against Essendon on May 9. Is this the same person?
(The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers has an entry for Ernie Ashton who was born 7 July 1883 and was recruited from Gaffney's Creek, played 1 game for Blues in 1904 when he was 21 years of age. So this Ernie would have been too young for 1896)
1896 Ashton was named as among Carlton's better players in the drawn game with Geelong at the M.C.G. on June 20.
1896 CFC Annual Report, Ashton scored 1 goal during the season.
1896. Ashton (a Carlton 'topliner') one of five Carlton players suspended from the St Kilda game.
He played the next four Saturdays, then the suspensions were applied.
(The Carlton Story. H.Buggy and H.Bell p77,78)