John (Jack) Chamberlain,
with his youngest daughter, Annette
|Full name||John Aloysius Chamberlain|
|Date of birth||29 August 1884|
|Place of birth||Glanville, South Australia|
|Date of death||1 April 1941(aged 56)|
|Place of death||Leabrook, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||Paddington Football Club|
|1904, 1906–07||Perth||16 (?)|
|1908–09, 1914||Norwood||17 (32)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
He was employed by the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company for 27 years, and for four years or so, was stationed overseas at various locations in East Asia, including Singapore, Cochin-China, and the Cocos Islands.
Chamberlain played for Norwood initially in 1909; but, during the year, he was relocated to Singapore through his work with the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company. While in Singapore he played rugby union and represented the Crown colony in fixtures again the Malay State.
He took up soccer when he moved to Perth in 1904; but gave it away in 1906 to play Australian Rules Football for Perth.
Australian Rules football
After spending some time in Tasmania, Chamberlain moved to Sydney at the age of 17 and played Australian rules football for Paddington. During this time, he twice represented New South Wales at interstate football.
Although initially playing soccer on his move to Perth in 1904, he abandoned soccer in 1906 and began playing Australian Rules once more with the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football Association.
In 1908 he signed with the Norwood Football Club in the South Australian Football League. Playing as a forward, Chamberlain kicked 30 goals to top his club's goalkicking and fall just three short of league leader John Mathison from Port Adelaide.
He participated in the 1908 Challenge Final, which Norwood lost narrowly, and represented South Australia in that year's Melbourne Carnival. Due to his employment transfer to Singapore, he only played for part of the 1909 season. In 1914, while on leave, Chamberlain played again with Norwood.
In later life, Chamberlain played lawn bowls at a high level for many years with the Toorak Bowling Club (in Toorak Gardens, South Australia). In 1926, he won the South Australian single bowls championship; and, in 1930, having moved to Eudunda, Chamberlain won the South Australian country singles bowls championship. '
- Deaths: Chamberlain, The (Adelaide) Express and Telegraph, (Wednesday, 18 November 1891), p.4.
- Marriages: Chamberlain—Sedgley, The (Adelaide) Observer, (Saturday, 28 February 1920), p.27.
- Fine Form By Twins In Tennis Contests, The (Adelaide) News, (Thursday, 15 December 1938), p.4; W.A.A.A.F. III, The (Adelaide) News, (Monday, 1 December 1941), p.4; What is Happening in Your Home State: South Australia: The First Twin Sisters, Army News, (Thursday, 14 September 1944), p.2; Twin Sisters are Members of WAAF, The (Brisbane) Telegraph, (Saturday, 23 June 1945), p.5.
- To be Married on October 17, The Newcastle Sun, (Tuesday, 9 October 1945), p.11.
- Today's Bride, The (Adelaide) News, (Tuesday, 5 March 1946), p.5; Thompson-Chamberlain Wedding, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, (Wednesday, 6 March 1946), p.4.
- Permanent Wave at Four!, The (Adelaide) News, (Friday, 8 December 1933), p.8; April Bride, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, (Thursday, 16 March 1950), p.10; Chapel Bride in Magnolia Satin, The (Adelaide) News, (Saturday, 15 April 1950) p.8.
- Cornelius Chamberlain at CricketArchive
- Leonard Chamberlain at CricketArchive
- Leaving for Eudunda: Mr. J.A. Chamberlain, Sportsman, The (Adelaide) News, (Wednesday, 25 September 1929), p.3.
- East Midland Licensing District, (Friday, 15 November 1929), p.3.
- Heard at Eudunda, The (Adelaide) Chronicle, (Thursday 25 July 1940), p.46.
- First-class matches played by John Chamberlain at CricketArchive
- The Advertiser, "Versatile Jack Chamberlain", 24 August 1923. p. 20
- Other matches played by John Chamberlain at CricketArchive
- The Mercury, "The South Australian Team", 13 August 1908. p.7.
- Football: Jack Chamberlain Coming Home, The (Adelaide) Mail, (Saturday, 12 July 1913), p.3.
- The Advertiser, "Versatile Jack Chamberlain", 24 August 1923. p.20
- Played Most Sports: Record of Mr. J.A. Chamberlain, The (Adelaide) News, (Wednesday, 17 February 1926), p.2.
- Bowls Championship, The (Adelaide) Observer, (Saturday, 20 February 1926), p.21.
- Country Champion, The (Adelaide) News, (Wednesday, 23 April 1930), p.3; Country Bowls: J.A. Chamberlain Champion, The (Adelaide) News, (Wednesday, 23 April 1930), p.3.
- Deaths: Chamberlain, The (Adelaide) Advertiser, (Thursday, 3 April 1941), p.8; Deaths: Chamberlain, The (Adelaide) Chronicle, (Thursday, 10 April 1941), p.20.
- Mr. J.A. Chamberlain, The (Adelaide) Chronicle, (Thursday, 10 April 1941), p.2.