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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.481.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.481.1 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-06-30T20:00:51.572Z 5A 20 65 colonialsim (Pacific)/government Samoan history The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire : Knight Commander (Civil) : KBE (miniature) Brigadier Sir Herbert Ernest Hart KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD Brigadier Hart was knighted in May 1935 for his service as NZ Administrator in Western Samoa between 1931-1935. Military service: Brig. 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 Excellent Order of the British Empire : Knight Commander (Civil) : KBE Awarded to Brigadier General Sir Herbert Hart, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD Part of miniature set of Brigadier General Herbert Ernest Hart metal and enamel cross shaped medal, 23mm wide, ring suspension, with ribbon obverse: pale blue enamelled cross with crimson ring with motto FOR GOD AND COUNTRY with George V and Queen Mary reverse: Royal Cypher ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 23mm wide, crimson with white stripe down centre medal, miniature
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