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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.481.4 Brent Mackrell collection, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, Acc. 2001.25.481.4 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T13:06:32.794Z 5A 23 70 Distinguished Service Order (DSO) (miniature) Brigadier General Sir Herbert Ernest Hart KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD (1882-1968) DSO Citation: "DSO Major, Wellington Regiment LG 3 June 1915, p5331 Citation 3 July 1915, p6540 “On 26th April 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for distinguished service in rallying men and digging into an important position in the face of an extremely severe fire. The country was wooded and difficult, and un-reconnoitred, and his force was subject to constant surprise attacks. Summary of military services: HE Hart 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. Distinguished Service Order (DSO), miniature medal, part of set that belonged to Brigadier General Herbert Ernest Hart, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, VD Wellington Infantry Regiment, WW1 WW1 silver gilt cross, enamelled white, edged gilt, ornamented clasp and ring suspension: with ribbon obverse: in the centre within a wreath of laurel enamelled green the Imperial Crown in gold, reverse: within a wreath of laurel enamelled green the Royal cypher : GRI ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 15mm wide, narrow blue vertical striped with wide central red stripe, at the top and bottom are two gold bars ornamented with laurel medal, miniature
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