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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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