Vale Stanley Albert Mildwater.
aka Ikey Mildwater.
1917 – 2019.
Stan’s story as told to the Men of League Magazine in June of 2017
Below is the first mention of Stan “Ikey” Mildwater I can find.
The year is 1936 and Stan is playing for Fairfield A Grade at the age of 19.
Note: future Wests First Grade hooker Ken Locke is also in this team.
Stan played Presidents Cup for Wests in 1937 before he was grade in 1938.
Stan’s first game for Wests.
First try for Wests.
Stan rates a mention in the Rugby League News program.
Wests Third Grade won the Minor Premiership in 1938.
The pocket from Stan’s 1938 3rd Grade Premiers Blazer.
1939 & 1940.
In 1939 Stan played in 6 Reserve grade games and 2 Third grade games.
In 1940 he played Stan played in 7 Reserve grade games and 1 Third grade game.
In 1941 we find Stan playing for the Bathurst Charlestons.
A Combined Group 10 team was chosen to play the Sydney Club Canterbury – Bankstown Team at Lithgow.
Stan was chosen to play for Country Seconds V Sydney Seconds.
Unfortunately they were well beaten.
*Stan scored 2 tries.
In early 1943 Stanley Albert Mildwater joined the Army.
We pick up Stan’s Rugby League career again in 1947.
Stan playing against Dubbo and a very young Keith Holman.
Ikey and Yappy in the same team.
Stan sent off.
Stan still involved in the game he loved Rugby League.
Stan with his grandson Paul Mildwater at the 2018 PPM reunion.
Mike Bailey, Carl Ross, Mick Liubinskas wish Stan best wishes on his 100th Birthday in 2017.
“Think where mans’ glory most begins and ends
And say my glory was I had such friends” – Yeats