Arthur Hinman

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

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, Ottoman Turkey
Original team(s) Launceston
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–1911 University 24 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.
Sources: AFL Tables,


The third of four children of Arthur Hinman (c.1858-1914),[2][3] and Lucy Maud Hinman (?-1918), née Gurr,[4][5][6] Arthur Gurr Hinman Hinman was born in Launceston, on 19 June 1890.[7]

He was the elder brother of VFL footballer Bill Hinman.


He was educated at Launceston Church Grammar School.[8] While in his final year at school, he played for the Launceston Football Club,[9] before studying science at the University of Tasmania.

He subsequently studied mining engineering at the University of Melbourne.


During 1910 and 1911 he 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[10] and missing a match in 1911 because he was on an expedition.

Having completed his final exams in 1913,[11] graduating B.M.Eng. in absentia, in April 1914,[12] Hinman returned to Tasmania to work for the Mount Bischoff Tin Mine.

Military service

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.[13]


He died when retreating after an unsuccessful attempt by the 15th Battalion to take Quinn’s Post on 10 May 1915.[14][15][16]

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