|On 31 January
1879 in the Bazar Valley, Afghanistan, Lieutenant Hart, while on convoy
duty, ran some 1,200 yards to the rescue of a wounded sowar of the 13th
Bengal Lancers, lying in a river bed exposed to the fire of the enemy on
all sides. He reached the wounded man, drove off the enemy and with the
help of some soldiers who had accompanied him, carried the casualty to
safety. Lieutenant Hart's award was published in the London Gazette on
10 June 1879.
Reginald Clare Hart was born on 11 June 1848 in Scarriff, Co. Clare
and was schooled at Cheltenham College. He was later to achieve the rank
of General, his other awards included the GCB, KCVO and Royal Humane
Society's Silver Medal. During the First World War he served as
Lieutenant Governor of The bailiwick of Guernsey. Reginald died on
10 October 1931 at Bournemouth. He was a member of the Hart family of
Netherbury where is is buried in St. Mary's churchyard.