6/05/1915- Completed Medical Examination Collie WA
11/05/1915- To 7th Reinforcements 11th Battalion
16/08/1915- Promoted Sergeant
25/08/1915- To 3rd Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
1/09/1915- To EDP Sergeant
2/09/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Anchises ” bound for Alexandria
25/09/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
30/11/1915- Reverts to Rank Private
4/02/1916- Promoted Sergeant at 7th Training Battalion Zeitoun/Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
8/10/1916- Proceeded Overseas 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
9/10/1916- Reverts to Private
3/11/1916- Joined 3rd Reinforcements 28th Battalion in the field France
5/11/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Left Hip/Back )
7/11/1916- Admitted 4th General Hospital Camiers France ex Ambulance Train
13/11/1916- Evacuated/Admitted 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge England ( Trench Fever )
3/02/1917- Granted Leave England
20/02/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs England ex Leave
26/04/1917- Transferred 70th Battalion 16th Brigade Wareham England
20/09/1917-  Transferred 1st Battalion at Training Brigade Perham Downs
21/02/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Longbridge Deverill
25/02/1918- Promoted Sergeant with 1st Division in the field France
11/03/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Mustard Gas Poisoning )
13/03/1918- Admitted 18th General Hospital Camiers France ex 1st Australian Field Ambulance DRS ex 2nd Casualty Clearing Station
23/03/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Herne Bay Military Hospital England
3/04/1918- Transferred to No. 3 Aux Hospital Dartford England
12/04/1918- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL
26/06/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Hare France ex Folkestone ex Sandhills Camp Longbridge Deverill
5/07/1918- Rejoined 1st Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
23/08/1918- Killed in Action, near Harbonnieres France

MILITARY MEDAL CITATION

London Gazette – 13/11/1918- 2nd Supplement, No. 31007

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette – 14/03/1919 – No. 36.

” South of Strazeele on the morning of the 12th July, 1918, this N.C.O. was one of a party of 5 who left our lines with the object of endeavoring to mop up the enemy posts in front.  The enemy positions were sighted a couple of hundred yards from our lines, well concealed in crops and in a field enclosed by a hedge, so that the operation was attended with great danger and required great skill in the handling by all members. All the enemy posts were captured without loss to the party, the prisoners totaling 28, together with 4 Machine Guns.   SGT. HART showed great courage and initiative throughout and rendered the greatest assistance to his officer in directing operations. Later, after his platoon moved forward and occupied the position gained , he continued to do fine work and after his officer was wounded he took command and carried out his duties with ability and fearlessness,  in what, but for the display of such qualities, might have become an awkward situation, as the enemy could be seen reinforcing in strength “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – No. 22977

British War Medal – No. 18487

Victory Medal – No 18418

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 350718

Military Medal

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Collie WA Roll of Honour

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 29.