Arthur Hinman

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Arthur Hinman
Personal information
Full name Arthur Gurr Hinman
Date of birth (1890-06-19)19 June 1890
Place of birth Launceston, Tasmania
Date of death 10 May 1915(1915-05-10) (aged 24)
Place of death Gallipoli, Turkey
Original team(s) Launceston
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–11 University 24 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Arthur Gurr Hinman (19 June 1890 – 10 May 1915) was an Australian rules footballer who played with University in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Arthur Hinman was born in Launceston, the third of four children born to Arthur Hinman and Lucy Maud Gurr and the elder brother of Bill Hinman. He was educated at Launceston Church Grammar School.[2] While in his final year at school, he played with Launceston Football Club[3] before studying science at the University of Tasmania. He subsequently studied mining engineering at the University of Melbourne and, during 1910 and 1911, was a regular player for the University Football Club in the VFL competition. Notable events in his career include a burst artery in his arm[4] and missing a match in 1911 because he was on an expedition. After graduating in 1913,[5] Hinman returned to Tasmania to work for the Mount Bischoff Tin Mine.

Hinman enlisted soon after World War I broke out and joined the 15th Battalion, which departed Australia in late December 1914. After a period of training in Egypt, during which he was promoted to Lieutenant, Hinman first saw action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.[6][7] He died when retreating after an unsuccessful attempt by the 15th Battalion to take Quinn’s Post on 10 May 1915.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 396. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. ^ "SCHOOL SPEECH DAYS.". The Examiner. Tasmania, Australia. 20 December 1907. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "NORTHERN TASMANIAN ASSOCIATION.". The Examiner. Tasmania, Australia. 29 May 1908. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "COLLISION BURSTS ARTERY.". The Argus. Melbourne, Australia. 28 August 1911. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.". The Argus. Melbourne, Australia. 25 April 1913. p. 5. 
  6. ^ Main, J. & Allen, D., "Hinman, Arthur", pp.81–83 in Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen — The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002.
  7. ^ Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour: Arthur Gurr Hinman
  8. ^ "OFFICER'S FINE EXAMPLE.". The Examiner. Tasmania, Australia. 10 September 1915. p. 7. 
  9. ^ Cullen, Barbara (2015). Harder than football : league players at war. Richmond, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-9923791-4-8. 

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