Horace MacFarlane was a Norwood Premiership player from 1901 to 1905. MacFarlane served in the Boer War with the 4th ACH (SA) 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Australia in the rank of Private (2736). He played 44 games for Norwood and kicked 16 goals.
MacFarlane played in 1901 SANFL Grand Final
MacFarlane is one of two players of the Norwood Football Club to have served in the Boer War, the other man being William Gladstone Plunkett.