Algernon Edward Millhouse (13 May 1887 – 1 October 1948) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club and St Kilda Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He also played for the Norwood Football Club in the South Australian Football League (SAFL). He was captain-coach of Norwood for the 1914 season.
|Full name||Algernon Edward Millhouse|
|Date of birth||13 May 1887|
|Place of birth||Mount Gambier, South Australia|
|Date of death||1 October 1948 61)(aged|
|Place of death||Richmond, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||West Broken Hill|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|1911–1912, 1914||Norwood||27 (14)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1914.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
The son of Joseph Edward Millhouse (1860-1920), and Mary Jane Millhouse (1862-1944), née Mahood, Algernon Edward Millhouse was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia on 13 May 1887.
He married Muriel Elizabeth Cheek (1887-1947), in Adelaide, on 14 May 1912. An accomplished soprano, she was always known professionally (at the Melbourne University Conservatorium, Melbourne Harmonic Society, etc.) as Miss Muriel Cheek.
Broken Hill (New South Wales)
- 1908: Represented New South Wales at the Jubilee Australasian Football Carnival.
- 1910: captain of the West Broken Hill team.
- 1910: captain of the combined Broken Hill team that played against a combined Ballarat League team.
In 1913, having transferred to Melbourne with his employment, and having been sought by both Carlton and St Kilda, he was granted a clearance from Norwood to Melbourne in April 1913: "the [Melbourne] club has a prize in Millhouse, the great South Australian all-round athlete, whose particular forte is football".
He played ten senior matches with Melbourne before transferring, mid-season, to St Kilda. His last match was against Collingwood in round 10).
St Kilda (VFL)
Midway through the 1913 season, Millhouse was granted a clearance to St Kilda, and played his first match for St Kilda in round 12 against University. His form improved significantly with his move to St Kilda, and he played in ten consecutive senior matches for St Kilda, including the losing Grand Final team, against Fitzroy on 27 September 1913.
Norwood (SAFL) captain-coach
He enlisted in the First AIF in August 1915. Having served overseas, he returned to Australia on 28 August 1919 in the TSS Kanowna, and was discharged not long after that.
- Holmesby & Russell (2014), p.612.
- Deaths: Millhouse, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, (Monday, 8 November 1920), p.6.
- Deaths: Millhouse, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, (Monday, 3 January 1944), p.8.
- Marriages: Millhouse—Cheek, The Argus, (Wednesday, 30 October 1912), p.11; Deaths: Millhouse, The Argus, (Monday, 15 December 1947), p.9.
- Table Talk, (Thursday, 24 July 1913), p.8; Chamber Music Recital, Table Talk, (Thursday, 6 April 1933), p.47.
- Deaths: Millhouse, The Argus, (Saturday, 2 October 1948), p.9.
- Port Pirie Football Association, Port Pirie and North Western Mail, (Saturday, 11 July 1903), p.4.
- Personal, The Barrier Miner, (Friday, 3 February 1911), p.4.
- Football, The (Adelaide) Evening Journal, (Thursday, 23 June 1910), p.2.
- League Football, The (Adelaide) Journal, (Thursday, 3 April 1913), p.1.
- Football, The Argus, (Friday, 18 April 1913), p.5.
- Football: Permits to Players: League, The Argus, (Thursday, 24 April 1913), p.5.
- The Football Season, The Age, (Friday, 25 April 1913), p.10.
- The Football Season, The Age, (Friday, 4 July 1913), p.9.
- Holmesby, R. & Main, J., The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.), BAS Publishing (Seaford), 2014. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5
- War One Service Record: Corporal Algernon Edward Millhouse (2949), National Archives of Australia.
- War One Nominal Roll: Corporal Algernon Edward Millhouse (2949), Australian War Museum.