Oscar Herbert Hart

First Name: 
Oscar
Middle Name: 
Herbert
Last Name: 
Hart
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, November 27, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Sarah (nee Wilmot)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Hart
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Pozieres, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Oscar Hart (Service no. 2176) was born in Wollongong on 27th November, 1888 and attended Wollongong Superior School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old labourer. He was the youngest son of the late Sergeant Major Joseph Hart.

Oscar embarked on HMAT A 63 Karoola with 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion on 16th June, 1915. He was rushed to Gallipoli arriving on 4th August, 1915 and was wounded in action at Lone Pine on 8th August, 1915 receiving a gun shot wound to his head.

Evacuated to hospital for treatment, he then travelled to France with his battalion and in April 1916 was admitted to hospital with the mumps. He was back with his unit in time for the Somme Offensive.

Killed in action at the Battle of Pozieres between 22nd and 27th July, 1916, Oscar Hart has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. He is also remembered on the Wollongong Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

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