Season Summary: 1918
After finishing second on the VJFA ladder at the completion of the 16 home-and-away rounds, Williamstown Juniors then contested their third grand final in a row in 1918 under new captain-coach, Fred Carpenter, who replaced Charlie Hardy who returned to North Melbourne, but went down to minor premiers, Footscray, by 16 points, 7.8.50 to 3.16.34. The two played off in the semi-final and 'Town won handsomely, 14.12.96 to 2.5.17 before a crowd of 10,000 at East Melbourne but the Tricolours gained revenge in the play-off. Carpenter returned to South Melbourne in 1919 and was replaced by Paddy Kenneally.
At the annual meeting held in respect of the 1918 VFA season in which Williamstown did not compete, held at the Mechanics Institute in Electra St in March 1919, former committeeman of 1913 and secretary of 1914-18, Arthur Prideaux, was awarded life membership.
Camberwell and Hawthorn Advertiser, March 1, 1918 - Leslie Edward 'Leggo' Lee aka Edward Leslie Barnes Cooper played 12 games and kicked 4 goals for Williamstown in 1915 after earlier playing for Richmond Centrals, Richmond VFL (2 games in 1913 when aged 18) and then Balmain in the Richmond District Junior Football Association in 1914 before joining Williamstown. He was killed in action June 8, 1917, at Messines, Belgium, aged 22 years and 7 months.
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