Private Hart 10231 of the Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1st Battalion was killed at Flers Village 16 September 1916, aged 19. He was the son of Margaret and Thomas Hart of Palmerston North. Thomas and Margaret Hart were farmers in Ashhurst and prominent in the Ashhurst community. Thomas was chairman of the Domain Board from 1913 until he died of influenza in the November 1918 epidemic. Harold Leonard is memorialised on his 6 year old brother Reggie's grave stone at Ashhurst cemetery and his parents are also buried in Ashhurst cemetery. Private Hart is buried in ‘Caterpillar Valley’, France.