Herbert Milne

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Herbert Milne
Herbert Milne 1907.jpg
Milne in 1907
Personal information
Full name Herbert Eric Day Milne
Nickname(s) Boxer
Date of birth 8 February 1884
Place of birth Benalla, Victoria
Date of death 20 December 1930(1930-12-20) (aged 46)
Place of death Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1910 Fitzroy 122 (69)
1911–1912 South Melbourne 031 (14)
Total 153 (83)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1908 Victoria 3 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1908.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Herbert "Boxer" Milne (8 February 1884 – 20 December 1930) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1900s.

A follower, Milne had a distinguished career at Fitzroy where he won best and fairest awards in both 1908 and 1910. As part of a strong Fitzroy side he played in four successive Grand Finals, winning back to back flags in 1904 and 1905. He was also a Victorian interstate representative and appeared in the Australasian Championship, which took place at Melbourne in 1908.[1]

Milne crossed to South Melbourne in 1911 and the following year played in their Grand Final loss to Essendon. He suffered a knee injury in this game and retired as a result.

Milne enlisted to serve in World War I and late 1917 suffered serious injury when hit by machine gun bullets in his left thigh.[2]

He died at sea near Colombo, Sri Lanka when returning to Australia from a business trip.[3]

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  1. ^ Donald, Chris (2005). Fitzroy: For the Love of the Jumper. Pan Australia. pp. 58–59. ISBN 9781877029189.
  2. ^ "PRIVATE HERBERT MILNE". The Ballarat Courier. VII. Victoria, Australia. 1 November 1917. p. 4.
  3. ^ ""Boxer" Milne". Sporting Globe (881). Victoria, Australia. 10 January 1931. p. 1.

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