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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.481.18 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.481.18 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:28:20.513Z 5A 37 55 Croix de Guerre 1914-18 (Fr) (miniature) Brigadier General Herbert Ernest Hart Military service: 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. Croix de Guerre 1914-18 (French), miniature bronze coloured cross medal, ribbon attached by loop obverse: cross with crossed swords, female bust in centre, ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 15mm wide, wide green and thin red vertical stripes engraved verso: 1914-18 medal, miniature
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