George Henry Nash

Date of birth:                      1889
Place of birth:                    All Saints, Southampton
Service No.:                        7786
Rank:                                     Lance Corporal
Regiment / Division:      Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                             2nd Battalion
Died:                                      6th August 1915 aged 25-26 years
Death Location:                Gallipoli

Life before the War
George was born 1889 in Southampton.  His parents were William, born 1853 and Diana, nee Webb, born 1861.  They married in 1880 Southampton.

George’s 9 siblings were:

Charles                                  b.1881
Agnes                                     b.1885
Alice                                       b.1888
Emma                                    b.1891
Joseph William                 b.1894 – d.1917
Thomas                                b.1896
Maud                                     b.1898
Florence                               b.1900
Victor                                    b.1905

In 1901 the family were living at 10 Back of the Wall, All Saints District, Southampton.  William was working as a Dock Labourer and Agnes was a Domestic Servant.

The family had moved to The Cottage, Sugar House Lane, Southampton by 1911.  William was employed by South Western Railway as a Dock Labourer, Joseph was working for a Greengrocer as a Porter and Thomas was also a Porter but with a Fishmonger.  In total William and Diana had 14 children, four of which died prior to the 1911 census.  George had joined the 2nd Hampshire Regiment as a Private and at the time of the census was shown as serving in Mauritius and South Africa.

Brother Joseph’s National Roll of the Great War
“Nash, J.W., Private, Hampshire Regiment.
He joined in 1916, and after a period of service in England, he was drafted to the East, where he saw service in Egypt and Palestine. He took part in many engagements and was killed in action in November 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
58, Payne’s Road, Shirley, Southampton”

Please select Joseph’s name to read his story.

War Service
Name:                                    George Nash
Birth Place:                         All Saint’s, Southampton
Residence:                           Southampton
Death Date:                         6 Aug 1915
Death Location:                Gallipoli
Enlistment Location:      Winchester
Rank:                                     L/Corporal
Regiment:                            Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                             2nd Battalion
Number:                               7786
Type of Casualty:             Killed in action
Theatre of War:                Balkan Theatre

National Roll of the Great War
“Nash, G.H., Corporal, 2nd Hampshire Regiment.
Already serving in the Army at the outbreak of war he was drafted to the Dardenells in 1915. A few days after landing at Gallipoli he went into action and was killed. He was entitled to the 1914 – 1915 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
58, Payne’s Road, Shirley, Southampton”

On the 6th August 1915 George was killed in action. He is Remembered with Honour on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli).

The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

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