Milne in 1907
|Full name||Herbert Eric Day Milne|
|Date of birth||8 February 1884|
|Place of birth||Benalla, Victoria|
|Date of death||20 December 1930(aged 46)|
|Place of death||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|1911–1912||South Melbourne||31 (14)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1908.
|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.
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.
He died at sea near Colombo, Sri Lanka when returning to Australia from a business trip.
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