Nash CO

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.