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John Ashley Hart

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 309 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 309 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Ashley AWMM
  • Surname
    Hart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1657 AWMM
    • WWII 14666 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 June 1887 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Rocklands Avenue, Mount Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Ashley Hart (father), Rockland Avenue, Mount Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Electrician/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Ashely Hart invented the Thermette in 1929, the thermette provided a quick and easy way to boil water outdoors.

    "It comprises a cylinder surrounding a conical chimney on a stand that contains a fire plate. The cylinder holds water, and the tapered chimney heats the water to boiling point very fast. The contained fire allows the thermette to be used in all kinds of conditions. When the Second World War broke out in 1939 the New Zealand army asked Hart to waive the patent so it could make its own thermettes. He agreed, and the device became standard issue to units; soldiers dubbed it the 'Benghazi boiler'." Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 November 1964 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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