Claude Charles Purvis NYE

NYE, Claude Charles Purvis

Service Number: VX14096
Enlisted: 6 May 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 1 November 1916
Home Town: Ormond, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Employee / Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Papua, 8 September 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Grave Ref. B3 C 6,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tatura All Saints Anglican Church Memorial Pulpit, Tatura R.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Sub-Branch Honour Roll, Tatura War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 May 1940: Involvement Captain, VX14096
6 May 1940: Enlisted Caulfield, Victoria
6 May 1940: Enlisted VX14096, 2nd/14th Infantry Battalion
8 Sep 1942: Involvement Captain, VX14096, 2nd/14th Infantry Battalion, Kokoda - Papua

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Claude Charles Purvis NYE was born on 1st November, 1916 Port Melbourne, Victoria

His parents were Claude NYE and Vera Ann PURVIS

He married Charlotte Mary GRAY in 1940 in Victoria

Claude served in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea

He was Killed in Action while leading a counter attack at Brigade Hill near Efogi on 8th September, 1942 - he was first buried in Ragi Nauro & reburied in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

He was a Captain in the 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion & also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Melbourne.

His brother Alfred John Purvis NYE also served in WW2 


Argus Melbourne 24th October 1942

DEATHS - On Active Service

NYE.- VX14096 Captain C.C.P. (A.I.F. returned) killed in action in New Guinea, dearly beloved husband of Charlotte aged 26 years.

Sweet memories , forever in my heart.

Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for his country and our freedom.


Dearly beloved son of Claude & Vera NYE

He shall not grow old as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary him , nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the monring

We will remember him.


Argus Melbourne - 8th September, 1945

NYE.- A tribute to all officers and men of the 2/14th Battalion who have fallen, and to the memory of my dearly loved son, Captain Claude Charles Purvis Nye, Returned Middle East, killed in New Guinea, Sept. 8, 1942

Inserted by his loving Mother, brothers Bill (R.A.N), Jack (A.I.F. Borneo) and sister Margaret.