Thomas Kilmartin joined Norwood for at least one game on the 5th July 1902 and the newspaper Critic noted the following week that he was " ... a tall thinly built capable footballer from Strathalbyn. He will be an accession to the Norwood team once he becomes accustomed to the players" Critic, Saturday 12 July 1902, p 30
Kilmartin played football and cricket in Strathalbyn prior to 1902 and resumed playing there the following year.
Thomas Kilmartin was born on 24 October 1877 in Strathalbyn. His parents were Michael and Catherine (nee Enright) and he had seven siblings, John, Daniel, Austin, Bridget, Ann, Annie and Michael. He married Mabel Power on 12 December 1921 and died at Glenelg on 21 May 1953 age 75
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* We thank Warren Doman, Curator at the Strathalbyn National Trust Museum for the photograph