Harold G. Evans

Career : 1913
Debut : Round 16, 1913 vs Richmond
Carlton Player No. 284
Games : 2
Goals : 0
Last Game : Round 18, 1913 vs Fitzroy
Guernsey No. 29
Height : 164 cm (5 ft. 4 in.)
Weight : 60 kg (9 stone, 6 lbs)
DOB: 1889

Two men with the name Harry Evans have played senior football at Carlton. The first appeared in eight matches between 1899 and 1901. The second was Harold Gordon Evans, a local lad from Royal Park. Among the smallest of all players to have worn the navy blue, he stood just 164 cm, weighed in at 60 kg, and was recruited from our neighbouring amateur side Carlton District in 1913.

Wearing guernsey number 29, Evans played on the wing at Princes Park in both his matches; a 12-point victory over Richmond on debut, and a 23-point defeat by Fitzroy a fortnight later. Apparently something of a feisty character, he refused to be intimidated and was always ready for a scrap.

At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Evans volunteered for active service and spent almost four years overseas. In February 1917, he contracted pleurisy, and was hospitalised for many months. A year later, he was wounded by a bullet that grazed his shoulder. Happily, he recovered his health, and saw out the last few months of the war as a signaller, before returning to his family home in Sydney Road, Carlton in April, 1919.

Harry passed away in January 1973, at the age of 84.

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