Hart, David Lloyd

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1917 (Montreal/Quebec, Canada)
Date of death:
March 27th, 2019 (Montreal/Quebec, Canada)
Service number:
D.24017
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

David Lloyd Hart enlisted 7 September 1939 in Montreal, Quebec
Hart, who became a chartered accountant after the war, stayed in the military, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the Army Signal Reserve, before being honourably discharged in 1965.
In 1976, he was made an honorary lieutenant-colonel of the 712 (Montreal) Communications Squadron and, in 2013, was promoted to full honorary colonel of the 34th Signals Regiment, based at the Royal Montreal Regiment armoury in Westmount, Quebec.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
2 Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"During the operation at Dieppe, 19 Aug 42, Sgt Hart was in charge of the "B" Wave Set of BQ 4 Cdn Inf Bde on board LCT#10. In spite of the fact that his LCT was subjected tp heavy shell fire which caused considerable damage and many casualties, Sgt Hart steadily carried on with the operation of his set, and kept in touch with Force HQ throughout the operation, making a material contribution to the success obtaned. His coolness under fire in the continuous performance of his duties made him a conspicuous example to his men. Sgt Hart's devotion to duty was further emphasized upon his return to England by his work in re-organizing his section, at which task he persisted without leave until his officer came back from hospital."
Military Medal (MM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With 2 clasps
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

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