#commonwealth_correction Private Henry William Hart #2691: 23 August 1918, 7th Battalion Australian Infantry

Private Henry William Hart #2691 was serving in the 7th Battalion of the Australian Infantry during the 1918 Battle of Amiens. It was known that his remains were buried northeast of Harbonnieres, France southwest of St. Martin’s Wood but unfortunately they were never knowingly recovered for burial in a CWGC cemetery. Many of his comrades are buried in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres . Several unknowns (14) are named on Special Memorials in Heath Cemetery and all the other unknowns (13), killed in France, are remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

For some unknown reason, Private Hart was incorrectly named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. The Names Database of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) shows that there are 93 names on the 7th Battalion panel on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Of these ninety-two (92) are for the period of September-October 1917 when the 7th Battalion AIF did see action in Belgium. Only one (1) name records a casualty of 1918, namely Private Hart.

Please see here for the full report to the CWGC asking that this error be corrected:

Open PDF Correction Report for Private Henry William Hart

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