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Full Name
Irvine Alfred Hart
Rank Last Held
Major
Forename(s)
Irvine Alfred
Surname
Hart
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
5928
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Captain
Occupation before Enlistment
Barrister and solicitor
Next of Kin
Mrs V M Hart (wife), College Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
College Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
22 Battalion
Embarkation Date
2 May 1940
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Destination
Egypt (diverted to England)
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 81
Campaigns
Western Desert
Military Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
2 November 1942
Age at Death
38
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
II.B.4.
Biographical Notes
  • Irvine Hart was the son of Walter Alfred and Amy Agnes Hart. He was the husband of Veronica Mary Hart of Masterton.
  • Played rugby for Wairarapa
  • Was second-in-command of Maori Battalion when he was mortally wounded.
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