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George Fletcher Hart

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Fletcher AWMM
  • Surname
    Hart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    28264 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 February 1909 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Mount Maunganui AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.C. Hart (wife), C/o Mrs P. Flood, 17 Norman's Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28264 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 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 AWMM
    • WIKIPEDIA: George Fletcher Hart (10 February 1909 – 3 June 1944) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A wing three-quarter, Hart represented Canterbury at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1930 to 1936. He played 35 matches for the All Blacks including 11 internationals, scoring a total of 28 tries.[1]

      Educated at Waitaki Boys' High School, where he played in the 1st XV rugby team in 1924 and 1925, Hart was the 1931 New Zealand national 100 yards champion, in a time of 10.4 seconds, although he finished second behind American athlete, George Simpson.[1][2]

      Hart served in the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II, rising to the rank of captain in the 20th Armoured Regiment.[3] He died on 3 June 1944 after being hit by a shell on the advance towards Rome after the Battle of Monte Cassino,[1] and was buried at Cassino War Cemetery.[4] Public - Peter - Researcher - 31 October 2017 - WIKIPEDIA
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About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. H. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Reading my fathers war diary, George HART died of wounds at SORO, an Italian town occupied by the Kiwis, directly north of Monte Casino.
    He died in a Catholic Seminary previously used as a German Hospital.
    His Surgeon was Captain Walter Irving CAWKWELL. On Saturday 3rd June he dealt with 53 casualties whilst the town was being shelled by German guns, so close that a field ambulance was set on fire forcing NZ Medical 5 MDS to move out.
    The following day US Troops entered Rome... 3 days later was D-Day.
    Public - Peter - Researcher - 31 October 2017



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06 February 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
31 October 2017PeterRiverlea, HamiltonResearcher

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