Joseph William Nash

Date of birth:                      1894
Place of birth:                     Southampton
Service No.:                        331094
Rank:                                      Private
Regiment / Division:       Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                             1/8th (T.F.) Battalion
Died:                                       3rd November 1917 aged 22/23 years
Death Location:                 Palestine

Life before the War
Joseph was born 1894 in Southampton.  His parents were William, born 1853 and Diana, nee Webb, born 1861.  They married in 1880 Southampton.

Joseph’s 9 siblings were:

Charles b.1881
Agnes                                     b.1885
Alice                                       b.1888
George Henry                    b.1889 – d.1915
Emma                                    b.1891
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 George’s 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”

Please select George’s name to read his story.

War Service
Name:                                    Joseph William Nash
Birth Place:                          Southampton
Death Date:                         3 Nov 1917
Death Location:                 Palestine
Enlistment Location:       Southampton
Rank:                                      Private
Regiment:                             Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                              1/8th (T.F.) Battalion
Number:                               331094
Type of Casualty:             Died of wounds
Theatre of War:                Egyptian Theatre

On the 3rd November 1917 Joseph died from his wounds.  He is Remembered with Honour in the Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).

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”

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