Ernest Arthur Foo (30 July 1891 – 27 February 1934) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Ernie Foo
Personal information
Full name Ernest Arthur Foo
Date of birth (1891-07-30)30 July 1891
Place of birth Fitzroy, Victoria
Date of death 27 February 1934(1934-02-27) (aged 42)
Place of death Caulfield, Victoria
Original team(s) YMCA Sydney / Wesley College
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1914 St Kilda 4 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Sources: AFL Tables,


The son of Thomas Foo and Mary Jane Williams (d. 1917),[2] Ernest Arthur Foo was born in Fitzroy on 30 July 1891. He married Olive Ida Wise in 1914. They were divorced in 1920.[3][4] He married Lily Edna Hebditch in 1929.

Military serviceEdit

Foo fought in World War I—having enlisting under the anglicised name "Ernest Arthur Ford"—serving in France in the latter stages of the war.[5]


He died on 27 February 1934 at the Caulfield Military Hospital.[6]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 286. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. ^ Deaths: Foo, The Argus, (Wednesday, 14 February 1917), p. 1.
  3. ^ A Husband's Choice, The Herald, (Thursday, 29 July), p. 10.
  4. ^ Divorce Court, The Argus, (Friday, 30 July 1920), p. 4.
  5. ^ "Discovering Anzacs: Ernest Arthur Ford". National Archives of Australia.
  6. ^ Deaths: Ford, The Age, (Saturday, 3 March 1934), p.13.


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