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John George Cowdery NASH

Regimental number2968
Place of birthNewent, Gloucestershire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarten, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 4.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMrs Daisy Nash, Newent, Gloucestershire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date3 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 13 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1917; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 27 September 1917; to England, 30 September 1917, and admitted same day to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Northfield; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 November 1917.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 December 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 18 February 1918.

Found guilty, 25 May 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 21 May, till 5.40 am, 23 May 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon' for discharge, 11 December 1918 (premature senility); disembarked Fremantle, 20 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 3 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1959
SourcesNAA: B2455, NASH John George Cowdery

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