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Charles Buxton  Nash

Name on Board CB Nash
Name on Service
Charles Buxton   Nash
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Driver
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin John and Madeline Nash
Address Robb Street, Spotswood, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 20/01/1915
Service No. 1865
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 13/04/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Wiltshire A18
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 18/09/1916
Unit on Death 58th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of wounds whilst Prisoner of War (Previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Feldlaz:8 Haubourdin (a German Field Hospital)
Cemetery or Memorial Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information For some time the whereabouts of Charles Nash was unknown.  Private V Gordon wrote to the Red Cross seeking information on Private Nash and Lieutenant H Gration as they were separated when they entered a German trench near Fromelles together. His Red Cross file note a number of reported sightings of Charles Nash being blown up by a bomb.  However he was taken prisoner of war and was reported dead of wounds on a Death List provided by the Germans.  There was no information on Lieutenant Gration.
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