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Nigel Christopher NADEN

Regimental number3256
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolState School
Other trainingLegal
Age on arrival in Australia1.4
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressSandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Caroline Naden, 57 King Street West, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was at the Officers Training School Duntroon, from October to December, 1916. He was at the Southern Command School of Instruction ... Tidworth from February 4th 1918 to March 29th 1918. He was Acting Corporal a few weeks after enlisting at Claremont, Tasmania, and retained that rank prior to joining the Battalion on 30th March 1918. In reference to my sons death Lieutenant Colonel J.E.C. Lord wrote. " he gave promis of making a first class soldier. His Company's Lieutenant informed be he had been notted for early promotion both on account of his promising style and on account of his good record as a temporary NCO prior to goining the Battalion." Lieutenant Cane writes "Your son was the makings of a fine soldier, and no one deplored his death more than myself. He ould have been promoted before long, and feel certain he would not have been contented till he was at least an officer."' (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 9 May 1918
Place of death or woundingBuire, Somme Sector, France
Age at death28.3
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher Joseph and Rose Caroline NADEN, 57 King Street, West, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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