Claude Milton Rich NUTTALL MM

NUTTALL, Claude Milton Rich

Service Number: 2198
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, 3 July 1895
Home Town: Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Cheltenham State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Brass Finisher
Died: GSW heart, France, 13 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot V, Row D, Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moorabbin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2198, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2198, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
13 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 2198, 23rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days",

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Claude's memory file returned to Australia

I have returned Claude's postcards, letters, service records, prayer books and photographs, to Claude's nephew and his family and they are to take them to the Australian Archives In Canberra for future generations of Australian's.

Robert Smart, no more Australia

Robert has decided not to return to Australia

The return home

Robert returns home to an uncertain future as he has been unable to obtain a further visa to stay in Australia, despite having a job to return to. The immigration system is not kind to couples p[lacing too much strain upon relationships


Claude Millton Rich NUTTALL was born on 3rd July 1895 in Cheltenham, Victoria

His parents were Frederick William NUTTALL and Emma Maud Louisa RICH

He  had previous service with the school cadets for 2 years and the 46th Infantry Battalion for 2 years when enlisted on 12th July, 1915 with the Australian Army - he was with the 23rd Battalion, 4th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Honorata  on 27th September,1915

He was awarded a Military Medal on 29th July 1916 for bravery in the field - he also received the 1914--15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

Claude was Killed in Action by a snipers bullet to the heart on 13th August, 1918

He had married Violet Alma Mary PALFREYMAN on 25th March, 1918 in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

He is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France