Bob Tidyman

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Career Stats & Summary

Served in WWI. He was reported missing-in-action on 14 November 1916 and was later declared killed in action on 8 September 1917; his body was never recovered.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Robert Richardson Tidyman
Born
Tuesday, 6th October, 1891
Died
Tuesday, 14th November, 1916 (Aged 25 years and 39 days)

Biography

Easts’ winger who represented Australia in two Tests against the visiting Lions in 1914 (including the famous 'Rorke's Drift' Test in which England won 14-6), lost his life while fighting in the ‘Great War’. Tidyman went to England to train for the conflict in Europe and was sent as part of replacements for the 19th Battalion in France. He was killed in Pozieres on November 15, 1916 and although he has no known grave, his name is on the plaque at Villiers’ Brettenoux Memorial.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1914 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1914 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1914 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Metropolis 1915 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1914-1915 3 1 0   0 3 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 14 4 -   - 12 12 2 0 85.71% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 13 1 -   - 3 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 9 2 -   - 6 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
Overall 1913-1915 36 7 0   0 21 24 12 0 66.67% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1913-15 36 7 -   - 21 24 12 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1913-1915 36 7 0   0 21 24 12 0 66.67% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1913-15 43 10 -   - 30 30 13 0 69.77% Match list
Overall 1913-1915 43 10 0   0 30 30 13 0 69.77% Match list

Your Say

Judith Andreas says: Bob Tidyman was my Great Uncle,his brother William Colledge Tidyman was my Grandfather and my Mother Pauline Elizabeth Quinlan is Williams last remaining child living.
The Tidyman family were also represented by Keith Steel,former ball boy, later Life Member and former Leagues and Football Club Chairman,Keiths Mother Lizzie being bob Tidymans sister.
It is wonderful to see articles each year around Anzac Day about Uncle Bob and know that he is remembered with admiration after all these years. (14/10/2015)

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:46 +0000 (Sydney time)