William Coulthard

Victorian Football Association
DOB: 1863 Nunawading Vic
DOD: June 26 1935 (ancestry.com says December 10, 1942 Melbourne)
Committee: 1908 1909 1910 1911
Career: 1883

1883 May 05
W. Coulthard was named in the 22 man Carlton Second Twenty squad that played Clyde at Royal Park.

W. Coulthard is believed to be the youngest brother of the late Carlton champion, George Coulthard.
William was the only one of at least 8 Coulthard children to live beyond 30 years of age.
He would go on the serve on the Carlton committee and name his son after his late brother. William had been employed by the Melbourne City Council for 35 years.

His son George (William George Coulthard) while in the Army in WW1 became the poster boy for Zam-Buk ointment.
When he was stationed in Egypt in 1915 his father sent him the following cablegram;
"George Coulthard 2nd Div. Engineers. Mena Camp Gabbary Egypt - Carlton premiers - W. Coulthard."
George carried the cablegram throughout the war through battles at ANZAC (Gallipoli) and France and it was still in his possession when returned to Australia.
In 1938 The Sporting Globe (October 01 p2) was shown the cablegram, unfortunately it was too faded and could not be reproduced for the article.

1935 September 02 The Age
Under Law Notices
Probate for the last will and testament of William Coulthard late of 62 Barkly street Brunswick West, electrican, deceased.

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