The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Nash
First Name:
Claude Ocea
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17363
Company:
‘D' Company
Enlisted:
22.10.1941
DOB:
10.05.1919
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Harry Nash M.P.
Mothers's Name:
Ruby Nash
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Shop Assistant
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 26.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘E’ Force Borneo
POW#:
3/8964 & 1831
Cause of Death:
Acute Intestinalitis
Place of Death:
Ranau No1 Camp
Date of Death:
23.03.1945

General Description

Informal outdoor portrait of WX17363 Private (Pte) Claude Ocea Nash of Subiaco, WA. Enlisting in the Second AIF in October 1941, Pte Nash served with the 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion in the Pacific campaign and was captured by Japanese forces at Singapore in February 1942. Spending most of his time as a prisoner of war (POW) at Changi camp, he died of illness in Borneo on 23 March 1945, aged 26. Pte Nash's paybook photograph is held at P02468.773.
Informal outdoor portrait of WX17363 Private (Pte) Claude Ocea Nash of Subiaco, WA. Enlisting in the Second AIF in October 1941, Pte Nash served with the 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion in the Pacific campaign and was captured by Japanese forces at Singapore in February 1942. Spending most of his time as a prisoner of war (POW) at Changi camp, he died of illness in Borneo on 23 March 1945, aged 26. Pte Nash’s paybook photograph is held at P02468.773.

Soldier was wounded in action on 9.2.1942 and admitted to 2/13th Australian Hospital with small fragments of shrapnel in the arm. Discharged to unit on 16.2.1942.

 

Nash West Australian 8 October 1946

Nash 10 Oct 1945

 

Nash
Nash

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Ranau - Borneo
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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