Bill Aldag

William Jacob 'Bill' Aldag (30 November 1905 – 10 November 1974)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Bill Aldag
Aldag during his Collingwood career
Personal information
Full name William Jacob Aldag
Date of birth 30 November 1905
Place of birth Fitzroy North, Victoria[1]
Date of death 10 November 1974(1974-11-10) (aged 68)
Place of death Heidelberg, Victoria
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1928 Footscray 02 (0)
1930–1931 Collingwood 09 (0)
Total 11 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1931.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Aldag had his first league season in 1928 with Footscray. In 1930 he joined Collingwood and was a half forward flanker in their 1930 premiership team.

Aldag enlisted in the 2nd AIF in 1940 and served in the Middle East in 1941 before being posted to Java, where he was declared missing in 1942. He was later found in a POW camp in Thailand where he worked on the infamous Burma Railway in appalling conditions. He returned home in November 1945.[3]


  1. "Aldag, William". World War Two Nominal Roll. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. "Bill Aldag". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. Cullen, Barbara (2015). Harder than football : league players at war. Richmond, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-992379-14-8.
  • Bill Aldag's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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