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Brunel John NASH

Regimental number702
Date of birth29 May 1887
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolPulteney Street School, St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingEngineering
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
Address15 Charles Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Nash, 13 Charles Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Emma NASH, 15 Charles Street, Norwood, South Australia. Native of Adelaide
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins, one of whom was a Sgt in Palestine, the other a Pte killed in France, another cousin was a nurse still in Constantenople who has the the Royal Military Cross and a male cousin also served and received one.(E.M.Nash Mother)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NASH Brunel John

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