Henry Crane        

Henry Crane

Career: 1897
Debut: Round 5, 1897 vs Melbourne
Carlton Player No. 31
Games: 8
Goals: 0
Last Game: Round 14, 1897 vs Collingwood
Height: ?
Weight: ?
DOB: Born in 1869

Crane played 8 games for Carlton after debuting in Navy Blue in the VFL's inception year.

Crane was born in Ballarat, and played for Malvern Juniors and Ballarat. After his time at Carlton, we know that he played for North Albany (W.A.) in June 1898.

The Prahran Chronicle, May 12 1900, said of the Prahran Football Club for this season, "H. Crane, the old Carlton player, vice-captain."

He passed away on 12 May, 1921 aged 52.

Over a century later, it was revealed that Henry's grandson was indeed Carlton legend Garry Crane, notwithstanding the clear surname link. Garry himself did not know until this time! More on that is available in the below article.

Articles: Crane finds another Carlton home

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