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Robert NASH

Regimental number3448
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield Grammar School
Other trainingH.M.A.S. Tivfira (Training Ship for RAN)
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressHawksburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Clifford Harris Nash, 760 Malvern Road, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined Royal Australian navy 25th January, 1916. Discharged by purchases 4th April 1917. Enlisted in A.I.F. 12 april 1917. Thus the boy served his country almost continuously from the age of, 14 years 9 months until his death in the front trench holding the line at Villers Bretonneux. (Rev. Clifford Nash Father)
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers Bretonneux, France
Age at death17
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 12), Villers=Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. Clifford and Mrs MAY NASH, Armadale, Victoria. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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