William Thomas HART


HART, William Thomas

Service Numbers: 2418, 2418B
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Victoria, South Australia, 7 October 1895
Home Town: Port Victoria, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Port Victoria Public School
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 June 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec
Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Picardie, France, Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Franvillers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Victoria War Memorial and Flagpole
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2418, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2418, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2418, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
5 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 27th Infantry Battalion, Allotted SN 2418 B
6 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2418B, 27th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Son of Thomas Hart and Annie Hillier


Lce.-Cpl. William Thomas Hart, of Port Victoria, who has been killed in action abroad, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hart, of the port mentioned. He would have been 28 years of age in September next. He enlisted in March, 1915, and left in September, that year as a private in the 5th reinforcements of the 50th Battalion. Later he was transferred, in France, to the 27th Battalion, where he gained his lance-corporal's stripe. The deceased soldier was a quiet, unassuming youug man, and was well liked." - from the Adelaide Observer 29 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)