DOB: 16 December 1915
Died: 1 December 1999
From: St Patrick's/Ballarat Imperials
Number: 32 1938-1946
Also sought by Essendon and Footscray, one of the most accomplished defenders in the Ballarat district chose to join Melbourne after being recommended by 1926 premiership players Jack Collins and Dick Taylor.
Played 14 games on a half-back flank in his first year and won the Best First Year Player award. He played in a premiership in his second season, and won another premiership in 1940 despite missing the first five weeks of the season after suffering a fractured thumb in the pre-season.
Hingston missed the 1941 Grand Final because of service with the 15 Field Ambulance in the AIF and missed the next five seasons serving in the army. He returned in 1946 to play the first three games of the season before retiring.
In 1948 he joined Wycheproof as coach, introduced the Melbourne jumper to the side and won a premiership the next year.
This article lists him as from South Ballarat.
Sporting Globe - 24/03/1937
The Argus - 18/04/1938
The Argus - 23/04/1938
Sporting Globe - 24/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
The Australasian - 24/06/1944
"Flag-winning Demon dies" - Herald Sun 09/12/1999