William Colson        

William Colson

Victorian Football Association
DOB: 1860 or 1864*
DOD: February 19 1917 Zeehan Tas.
Career: 1895


Origins of Australian Football Volume 5 says it is William Claus Colson.

1895 Collinson played on the Blues forward line in a game against Williamstown at Williamstown, on August 31.

Is this possibly the same person?
He has been living in Zeehan Tasmania since 1896.

The Examiner (Launceston) February 20 1917 reported;
Zeehan - Monday
"A painfully sudden death occured to day, shortly before one o'clock, when William Claus Colson, a bricklayer, dropped dead at his residence Bagley Street.
Deceased, who was born at Brunswick Victoria was 57* years of age, and was a resident of Zeehan for 21 years.
He played football with the senior Carlton team before leaving Victoria, and cricket after his arrival, and he took an interest in local football.
He leaves a wife, five sons, and two daughters to mourn his loss."
.*Another report in the Zeehan & Dundas Herald 20 February, said he was 53 years of age, and that he was the "father" of the King football team.

eHeritage Linc Tasmania, has William Claus Colson dying in 1915 aged 53 years and buried at the Zeehan Old General Cemetery.

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