Arthur James Nash

Service:                Army

Rank:                   Private

Service No:           204486

Unit:                     1st Bn . Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

  Arthur was born in Longwell Green in 1893, he was the 3rd child of James and Caroline Nash.  A 7 year old schoolboy in 1901 he was living with his parents & siblings at Longwell Green; his father was a iron moulder in a foundry.  At the time of the 1911 census the family had moved to Rose Road, Beaconsfield Road St George & Arthur’s occupation is recorded as a machinist in chocolate factory.

In the second Quarter of 1915 Arthur married Ethel May Slade; this may have been while he was home on leave. Arthur was formerly no 7623 in the Norfolk Regiment.

On 7 September 1917 the 1st Bn. Queens Own (RWKR) part of 5th Division moved out of the line for a period of rest before, being sent to Flanders where they were in action during the Third Battle of Ypres.  Arthur was killed in action on 7th November 1917.

Arthur has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Image from private collection of Doug Crew

Arthur Qualified for the The Bristish War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Note: Nash A J appears on both the St Aidan & St George Rolls of Honour.

References 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1901 & 1911 UK household census

Wikipedia.