Reginald HART


HART, Reginald

Service Number: 4512
Enlisted: 7 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Long Gully, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Violet Street State School Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Sauce maker
Died: Killed In Action, France, 19 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4512, 6th Infantry Battalion
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4512, 6th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4512, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His older brother 5089 Pte. Bertie Raymond Hart 7th Battalion AIF was killed in action the day before on 18 August 1916, age 22. Neither of the boys has a known grave.

Bendigo Independent (Vic) 18 September 1916. PRIVATE R. HART.

Still another Long Gully lad has given his life for his country, viz. Pte. Reginald Hart, son of Mrs. H. Hart, of Casley Street Long Gully. Private Hart was only 18 years of age when killed on August 19. He went into camp last July 12 months prior to his 18th birthday. Previous to enlisting he was employed at Leggo's factory, where he worked for about 12 months. On January 28 he sailed with the 14th reinforcements to the 6th Battalion. He was educated at the Violet Street school and was a member or St. Matthew's Boys Guild. He has a brother named Bert also at the front. Much sympathy is 'felt for his mother, who is a widow, the father having died when the children were young.