Arthur Henry Miers, pictured in the photograph played for cricket, football and baseball teams in Kew for a number of decades in the first half of the twentieth century. He was born on 22 November 1901, the son of Rodolph Theophilus Miers (1874-1951) and Margaret Frances (Margaretta) Fry (1875-1958). He had two brothers, Rodolph Cecil Miers (1904-80) and Charles Wilfred Miers (1906-88), and a sister Marjorie Elizabeth Miers (1911-84). Arthur Miers died in Kew on 25 January 1966, and after his body was cremated, his body was interred in the Mausoleum of Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery.
Rare early photograph of the Victorian Junior Cricket Union premiership team of 1931
Team photograph, mounted on card, of the Victorian Junior Cricket Union, Eastern Suburbs Premiers Season 1931.
Inscriptions & markings
VICTORIAN JUNIOR CRICKET UNION / OPEN AGE INTER-ASSOCIATION COMPETITION / EASTERN SUBURBS PREMIERS SEASON 1931 /
BACK ROW - W EWENSON; C W MIERS, B B NICHOLSON /
CENTRE ROW - L JUDD; L LITTLEFIELD; W GREENWOOD; V GREAVES; A HARDY; H COOK /
FRONT ROW - W H JENKINS (PRES,); S DALEY; A MIERS (VICE-CAPT.); C R STOCKS (CAPT.); E TONKIN; A M WILSON; J C WHITE (HON.GEN.SEC.) /
GLEN STUDIOS, CARNEGIE
Reverse: MR A MIERS, AS VICE CAPTAIN OF THE SUCCESSFUL TEAM, I EXTEND TO YOU MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUCCESS. W H JENKINS 12/5/1931