Aldag during his Collingwood career
|Full name||William Jacob Aldag|
|Date of birth||30 November 1905|
|Place of birth||Fitzroy North, Victoria|
|Date of death||10 November 1974 68)(aged|
|Place of death||Heidelberg, Victoria|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1931.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bill Aldag.|
- Bill Aldag's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.