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Richard Hugo HART

Regimental number1880
Place of birthLobethal South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressNewcarnil via Merredin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, Alvin John Hart, Newcarnil via Merredin, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvisional Sergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'South of Strazeele on the morning of the 12th July 1918, Sergeant HART was one of a party of five who left our lines with the object of endeavouring to mop up the enemy posts some 200 yards in front of our line. All the enemy posts were captured without loss to the party, 28 prisoners and 4 machine guns being captured. Sergeant HART showed great courage and initiative throughout and rendered great assistance to his Officer in directing operations. Later, after his Platoon moved forward and occupied the position he continued to do good work and after his Officer was wounded he took command and skilfully carried out his duties.'

FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, row A, Grave NO. 16), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29

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