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Charles Buxton NASH

Regimental number1865
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolState School, Williamstown, VIctoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRobb Street, Spotswood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Nash, Robb Street, Spotswood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 September 1916
Place of death or woundingGerman Field Hospital, Haubourdin, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row C, Grave No. 20), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Madeline NASH
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 6th Bn, Gallipoli, 27 May 1915.

Found guilty, 14 June 1915, of being absent from parade at 0945, 14 June: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited pay for the period.

Found guilty, 27 July 1915, of quitting his fatigue without permission, 27 July: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Lemnos, 2 October 1915, of gambling in the lines, 2 October: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited pay for the period.

Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 18 January 1916, of breaking out of Camp and being absent without leave from 15 January to 18 January 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 27 January 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 17 March 1916, and marched in to Overseas Base.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 27 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 0600, 22 April, till 0600, 26 April 1916: awarded 120 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Reallotted to 15th Training Bn as Reinforcements to 58th Bn.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 13 July 1916, of failing to entrain at Marseilles after previously being warned to do so: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Etaples, of being absent from No 1 Training Camp Parade from 0720 till 1230: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, France, 15 August 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 August 1916 (impetigo, ear); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 13 August 1916.

Reported missing in action; taken Prisoner of War.

Died in German Field Hospital, 18 September 1916, of injury to the left leg: wound received in action.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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