|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||Beaconsfield and Budgetown, Western Australia|
|Address||Oakley Grange, Cuballing, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Frederick William Hart, Oakley Grange, Cuballing, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||One of three brothers who enlisted, one of whom is still living.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No 3), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick and Jane HART, 62 Kingsley Street, Elwood, Victoria. Native of Cuballing, Western Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2586 Pte Percy HART, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; 2578 Pte Clarence Edgar HART, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918 (died as a result of war service at Cuballing, Western Australia).|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 14 March 1916; rejoined Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 28 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Listed as died whilst Prisoner of War (no date).
List of British Dead (Paybook handed to German authorities from N.O.A.O.K. 6) forwarded by Comite International de la Croix Rouge at Geneva to H.M. Minister at Berne. Assistant Adjutant General rules to be reported as 'Killed in action, 20 July 1916'.
German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Hart, L.W. (865, Erk.Mrk.) 32.Bn. am 19.7.16 in Gegen Fromelles gefallen.'
Note, Red Cross File No 1281003: 'Disc received from Germany and forwarded to next of kin. 11.6.17.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HART Leslie William
Red Cross file 1281003