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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.480 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.480 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:59:20.415Z 5A 19 70 The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George : Companion : CMG (neck badge) Brigadier Sir Herbert Hart KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD (WW1) CMG Citation Lieut. Colonel (Temp. Brigadier-General) Wellington Regiment. LG 3 June 1918, p6454, Rec No 1940 “This officer has commanded a Brigade, which he had previously trained, since the operations at Messines with great success, notably at the taking of Gravenstafel Ridge on the 4th October 1917. He has shown great ability and merit and by his own energy and example brought an entirely new and untried Brigade to a high standard of efficiency and discipline." Military service (summary): HE Hart Anglo-Boer War: Herbert E Hart enlisted in the 9th NZMR WW1: Appointed 2nd in command of the Wellington Battalion which left New Zealand with the Main Body. He was present at the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915 and on 27 April took part in halting the Turkish attack at Walker's Ridge. That evening he was shot in the thigh at close range. For his gallantry and leadership during this action he was mentioned in despatches and appointed a DSO. Hart was mentioned in despatches five times during WW1, awarded the French Croix de Guerre and made a CB. In early 1931 he was appointed as NZ administrator in Western Samoa. During WW2 he served in the 2NZEF Staff Office, Cairo. The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George : Companion : CMG (neck badge) Awarded to Brigadier Sir Herbert Hart, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD (1882-1968) seven pointed metal and enamel star medal or Maltese Asterisk, 46mm wide, ring suspension with ribbon, obverse: white enamel points with enamel centre showing St Michael walking on Satan, crown at top reverse: St George on horseback killing a dragon ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 39mm wide, red/blue/red medal, order
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