DOB: 29 January 1915
Died: 20 April 2008
From: Brighton Technical School/Camberwell
Number: 23 (1935-1942)
Originally from country Victoria, Wartman played for VFA side Camberwell from 1932 before joining Melbourne aged 20 in 1935. He played 18 games in his first season and was voted the Best First Year Player. The tall, pacy winger followed up with 20 games in a much improved 1936 Melbourne side.
In 1937 Wartman suffered injury and after playing the first eight matches of the season, managed just one more. The next year he proved his durability by playing every match, but Melbourne disappointed by missing out on the top four. The Redlegs bounced back in 1939, and with Wartman missing just two games and playing on a wing in the Grand Final they won the first title of a glory era.
Wartman worked as a jeweller and donated 20 pounds to the supporters' collection which paid 200p to the 1948 premiership side.