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George Garibaldi HART

Regimental number3342
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
AddressWoolstonecraft, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Hart, Hazelbank Road, Woolstonecraft, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Is recommended for conspicuous gallantry while acting as a Battalion Observer near BROODSEINDE on the 19th October, 1917. During the day word was received that the Brigade on the left reported enemy advancing to the attack. At this time our line was being subjected to a heavy bombardment with H.E. and gas shells. Notwithstanding, Private HART remained at him observation post and furnished frequent reports until the situation was clear. The observation post twice suffered direct hits and shrapnel was bursting over it during the time HART was observing. He has at all times exhibited courage and devotion to duty of the highest order, and his conduct on this occasion calls for strong recommendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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