Nash, William Oswald

Nash, William Oswald

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry

Rank: Private

Service No: 1325

Boer War service: 2 Feb 1900 to 17 Feb 1901

Date of enlistment: 4 Jan 1900

Date of discharge:  3 Apr 1901

Reason for discharge: At his own request

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Born:  6 June 1878 in Aston, Warwickshire and baptised on 19 February 1879 in St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Aston.

Family: He was the eldest of five children born to William Nash, a publican, and his wife Arabella. Two of his siblings, twins, died in very early childhood; he also had three half siblings from his mother’s earlier marriage to Nicholas Basil Earles. He married Mary Winifred Boyce in 1907 in West Derby, Lancashire; no children can be identified for their marriage.

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living in Vicarage Road, Aston; in 1881 the family were living in Payton Road, Handsworth, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. By 1891 the family were living at The Wheatsheaf, Hampton, Cheshire and by 1901 had moved to The Ancient Briton, Old Woodhouses, near Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Employment: He declared his occupation as that of publican when he enlisted

Death: 4 March 1957 at St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey aged 78

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