George Beames was a solid defender for the Norwood side for four seasons before World War 1. In 1914 George enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) at the age of 25. He was wounded at Gallipoli in 1915 and was wounded again in France in 1916. In both cases he recovered and was able to continue his contribution to the war effort.
He returned to Australia in 1919. On his return he was able to play a few league games in 1919 and finished his career playing for the Norwood B side in 1920.
R Crompton April 2014