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Full Name
George Fletcher Hart
Rank Last Held
Captain
Forename(s)
George Fletcher
Surname
Hart
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
28264
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
10 February 1909
Place of Birth
Christchurch, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Estate Agent
Next of Kin
Mrs M.C. Hart (wife), C/o Mrs P. Flood, 17 Norman's Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Mount Maunganui
Military District
Tauranga
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 91
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
3 June 1944
Age at Death
36
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
X. H. 12.
Biographical Notes
  • George Hart was the son of Leonard Brennan Hart and Emily Hart, of Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty,New Zealand; husband of Maisie Chambers Hart, of Mission Bay, Auckland.
  • All Black 1930-32, 1934-36
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Gravestone, Cassino War Cemetery (photo kindly provided by his daughter Marie. Mairie's husband , Henry Campbell took the photo)
  • Auckland War memorial Museum WW2 Hall of Memories
  • Auckland War memorial Museum WW2 Hall of Memories
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Further References
  • Rugby Museum.co.nz rugby profile
  • Reference to death of George Hart in Cecil Coughlan (ed. Garrie Coughlan) Diary of a Kiwi Soldier in World War II, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd., 2006, n.p., entry 3 June 1944.
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
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