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Reginald James NASH

Regimental number1796
Date of birth8 June 1896
Place of birthCranbury, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMedical student
Address3 Leichhardt Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J E Nash, Oakburn, Cranbury via Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSydney University Scouts; Served in the Senior Cadets for 3 years; in the Sydney University Scouts for 2 years.
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date9 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4341 Pte Clarence Ernest NASH, 54th Bn, killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 1 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917. Transferred to 16th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 September 1917; taken on strength, 14th LTMB, 5 October 1917.

Wounded in action (gas), 30 July 1918, and admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance.Transferred to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 6 August 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit, 30 August 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; arrived in Melbourne, 23 April 1919, to disembark in Sydney; discharged, 9 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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