Percy Jory
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Percy Jory

Percy Jory
Personal information
Full name Percival James Hector Jory
Date of birth 21 December 1888
Place of birth Creswick, Victoria
Date of death 19 September 1964(1964-09-19) (aged 75)
Place of death Elwood, Victoria
Original team(s) North Hobart
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Position(s) Forward/Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1912-15, 1920 St Kilda 60 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1920.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Percival James Hector Jory (21 December 1888 - 19 September 1964) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).


The son of John Jory (1855-1897),[1] and Alice Jory (1856-1922), née Pearce,[2] Percival James Hector Jory was born at Creswick, Victoria on 21 December 1888.

His nephew, Edward Ronald "Ron" Jory (1925-2013) played for Essendon in the VFL, and for Oakleigh in the VFA.


Recruited from the North Hobart Football Club in the Tasmanian Football League,[3]

Jory soon established himself as a forward who could also play in the ruck. He was a half-forward flanker in the 1913 VFL Grand Final loss to Fitzroy and two seasons later got suspended for 12 matches after being found guilty of elbowing an opponent.

When he returned home from his service with the First AIF he rejoined St Kilda briefly and then began umpiring matches in the country. He umpired three VFL games as a field umpire in 1925.

Jory umpired the 1927 Ovens and Murray Football League grand final. [4]

From 1934 to 1942 he made 123 appearances as a goal umpire.[5]

Military service

He enlisted in the First AIF on 12 January 1916, served overseas with the 31st Field Artillery Battery of the 8th Field Artillery Brigade,[6] leaving Australia on the HMAT Medic on 20 May 1916, and returned to Australia on the H.T. Windhuk, arriving at Melbourne on 18 August 1919.[7][8]

28 October 1916

While overseas, he played for the Third Australian Divisional Team, captained by South Melbourne's Bruce Sloss, in the famous "Pioneer Exhibition Game" of Australian Rules football, held in London, in October 1916, against the Australian Training Units Team, captained by Norwood's Charlie Perry.[9] A news film was taken at the match.[10][11]

See also


  1. ^ Deaths: Jory, The Argus, (Monday, 13 December 1897), p1.
  2. ^ Deaths: Jory, The Argus, (Wednesday, 8 March 1922), p.1.
  3. ^ His permit to play for St Kilda was granted on 24 April 1912 (Football, Victorian League: Permits Granted, The Argus, (Thursday, 25 April 1912), p.5).
  4. ^ "1927 - O&MFL - Grand Final Umpire". Trove Newspapers. The Weekly Times.
  5. ^ Suspensions Remain, The Argus, (Saturday, 15 May 1943), p.9.
  6. ^ The 31st Battery of Australian Field Artillery at Vieux Berquin, 25 January 1918, photograph (E01540) in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.]
  7. ^ Official Lists Issued, (Friday, 18 July 1919), p.12.
  8. ^ Returning Troops, The Age, (Tuesday, 19 August 1919), p.5.
  9. ^ "FOOTBALL CHAMPION". Winner. Melbourne, Victoria. 1 November 1916. p. 8.
  10. ^ The original newsreel: Australian Football (Pathé Newsreel, 1916) on YouTube
  11. ^ The 2019 remastered and colourised version of the original newsreel: Australian Football (Pathé Newsreel, 1916), remastered and colourised version (2019) on YouTube


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