Irvine Alfred Hart

Surname
Hart
Forename(s)
Irvine Alfred
Date of death
2-Nov-42
Place of death
Western Desert

World War 2

Serial No
5928
Rank
Major
Address on enlistment
College Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Next of kin on enlistment
Mrs V M Hart (wife), College Street, Masterton, New Zealand

Comments (1)

Irvy Hart m.i.d, born 24 October 1904, was a barrister and solicitor before the war. He embarked with 22 Battalion (Wellington-Wairarapa-Hawkes Bay-Manawatu-Wanganui- Taranaki) as a captain and 2 i.c. of its D Company which drew men from Taranaki. He was a major in charge of C Company (Hawkes Bay Wairarapa men) when 22 Battalion first went into action at Mt Olympus, Greece. He was wounded in the back of the head on 27 Nov 1941 at Menastir but refused to leave his post. He died of wounds on 2 Nov 1942, having only recently been posted to the Maori Battalion and having just taken command of the unit.