14 April 1884|
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
25 April 1915 (aged 31)|
Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Ottoman Turkey
Charles James Backman (14 April 1884 – 25 April 1915) was an Australian cricketer. He played in one first-class match for South Australia in the 1911–12 Sheffield Shield season. He was killed during the Gallipoli Campaign and was the first Australian cricketer who played in the Sheffield Shield to be killed in World War I.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of South Australian representative cricketers
- List of cricketers who were killed during military service
References[edit | edit source]
- "Charles Backman". ESPN Cricinfo. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/4303.html. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- "Remembering Gallipoli". Bradman Foundation. https://internationalcrickethall.com/remembering-gallipoli/. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- "Charles James Backman". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/715626. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- "Charles James Backman". UNSW Canberra. https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=9991. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
- "How Australian sport dealt with World War I". Adelaide Now. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/anzac-centenary/how-australian-sport-dealt-with-world-war-i/news-story/e172f253ca6fcd53010421827fde4dfd. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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- Player profile: C from ESPNcricinfo
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