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NASH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2016

The memorial is to be foundoutside the parish church in Nash, Buckinghamshire. It takes the form of a tablet mounted on the churchyard wall with base and pediment, the whole being flanked by two pillars. The memorial is in the style of a roadside shrine with a crucifix in centre of the text. There are thrity three names listed of men who served and returned and five who lost their lives who are highlighted with a cross before their names and have a small poppy beside them on this page. THe names are not in order on the memoriqal but have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Pat Harris 2014

1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919
FOR GOD,
FOR KING, FOR COUNTRY.

BECKETT Edward [Joseph]
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 16, a farmer's son working on farm, born Nash, living with his parents Gains and Tracie Beckett in Nash, Stony Stratford. Served as Private 49728, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry also as 439410, Labour Corps.. Discharged 26 September 1919, transferred to Class "Z" Reserve. Resident Barracks Farm, Nash, Stony Stratford. Enlisted 27 May 1916. Served at home only from 29 May 1916 to 28 AUgust 1919, doing farm work. Suffered hernia, treated at Tidworth Military Hospital. Before enlisting he was employed as a Carter. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 138lbs, chest 35½ inches. From 31 October 1916 to 11 November 1916 he was admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital with Influenza, from 11 January 1917 to 27 February 1917 he was admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital with for a hernia which he was operated on for, finally he was in Blimstone Bottom Hospital from 26 March 1917 to 7 April 1917 with Rubella.
BRICKELL Edward [Charles Richard]
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 14, a labourer, born Whaddon, Bucks, lodging at Six Lords, Singleborough, Winslow, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he is aged 4, son of Jane Brickell (a widow), born Nash, Buckinghamshire, resident with his family at High Street, Whaddon, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Brother of Major (below).
BRICKELL Major
Served and returned - In the 1901 census he is aged 8, son of Jane Brickell (a widow), born Woodstock, Oxfordshire, resident with his family at High Street, Whaddon, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Brother of Edward (above). In the 1911 census he was a visitor, aged 18, a blacksmith, born Woodstock, Oxon, visiting his brother Edward (above) at Six Lords, Singleborough, Winslow, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire. In the 1939 Register he is listed as being born 21 January 1893, working on the County Council Roads, unmarried, resident Council Cottages, Winslow R.D., Buckinghamshire. He died in the October -December Quarter 1974 in Buckingshire, his date of birth differs from the 1939 Register, 13 January 1893.
CLOWES Fred
Served and returned - no further information currently available
COLTON George
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 22, a farm labourer, born Nash, Bucks, resident with his father Jonathan at The Green, Nash, Stony Stratford; brother of Harry (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Nash, resident with his parents, Jonathan and Clara Colton, and brother Harry (below), at The Green, Nash, Winslow.
COLTON Harry
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 25, a farm labourer, born Nash, Bucks, resident with his father Jonathan at The Green, Nash, Stony Stratford; brother of George (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Nash, and ordinary farm labourer, resident with his parents, Jonathan and Clara Colton, and brother George (above), at The Green, Nash, Winslow. He married Dorothy F George in 1917 in the Winslow Registration District, Bucks. He died in the October to December Quarter 1965 in Buckinghamshire.
COWLEY Albert [Edward]
Private 21322, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 22 April 1915. Aged 29. Born 10 June 1887 in Nash, Buckinghamshire. Son of Ann J. Cowley, of The Cross, Nash, Stony Stratford. Stone cutter by trade. Passed fit 9 September 1914, attested 24 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 27 years 2 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 39 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes,dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, son of Ann Jane Cowley (a widow), a stone mason, born Nash, resident Nash, Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2075 - 16
COWLEY Albert James
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was a Corporal (clerk) serving with the 13th Battery, Royal Field Artillery in Neemuch, India, aged 31. Born Nash, Stratford, Bucks. Attested 1900. Married to,Lizzie Murphy, three children James William, John and Elizabeth Mary. In France 1915 to 1919. Mentioned in Despatches 18 May 1917. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1 April 1919. Last listed as serving as Battery Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2) 4796, Royal Field Artillery.
COWLEY Fred
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was a farm labourer, aged 14, born Nash, Bucks., residing with his parents, James and Mary Cowley, at The Green, Nash, Stony Stratford.
COWLEY, DCM Harry
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was a farmers son working on farm, aged 15, born Nash, Bucks, resident with his parents, James and Mary Cowley, at The Green, Nash, Stony Stratford. Served as Gunner then promoted eventually to Company Quartermaster Serjeant 158647, 440 (S) Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Nash, Bucks in 1894. Resident Oakal Lane, Calverton, Stony Straford, Bucks. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) [London Gazette 11 April 1918, page 30624]. Address at attestation Hill & Coles Farm, Flamstead, Bedfordshire. Farm Labourer by trade. Unmarried when he attested 11 December 1915. Married Ellen Watson on 28 April 1917 at Winslow, Bucks. They lived at Western Villa, Horn Street, Winslow. Height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 133lbs, chest 36½ inches. Served in Palestine (1918), Egypt (1918-1919), Khartoum (1919). From 24 October 1919 performed the duties of Assistant Signalling Instructor. Promoted to Serjeant 12 November 1919 and then Company Quartermaster Serjeant 2 January 1920. Demobilised 22 March 1920.
CROSBY Herbert
Served and returned - no further information currently available
CROSBY John
Served and returned - no further information currently available
DAWSON-SMITH Frank
Lieutenant, Oxfordshire and Buckinghmahsire Light Infantry attached to 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles. Died 11 January 1920. Aged 33. Son of the Rev. Charles and Mrs. Katie Dawson-Smith, of Nash Rectory, Stony Stratford, Bucks, England; husband of Lavinia Dawson-Smith; brother of Katie Madge (below). Buried in WAJIR CEMETERY, Kenya.
DAWSON-SMITH [Katie] Madge
Served and returned - Assistant Administrator, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Born October to December Quarter 1888 in the Eton Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Baptised 13 January 1889 in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, daughter of Charles Clare and Catherine Maude Dawson-Smith. In the 1939 Register she is listed as being born 12 December 1888, unmarried, ATS Junior Commander, resident No 34 Uttain Married Intro Marham, Downham R.D., Norfolk. Died April to June 1982 in the Waveney Registration District. Sister of Frank (above).
DELL Cyril
Served and returned - Brother of Mrs W Saunders, of New Inn, Nash, Stony Stratford. Served as Driver 184372, 50/34th Army, 2nd Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, resident Stony Stratford. Enlisted 2 November 1915, aged 23. Employed as a Groom before enlisting. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 105lbs, chest 36½ inches. Formerly 144508, Remount Section, Army Service Corps.
FRENCH Albert
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he is aged 21, a farm labourer, born Nash, Bucks., resident with his mother, Mary Ann French (a widow), in Nash, Stony Stratford. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Nach, Bucks., resident with his parents, george and Mary A Nash, in Main Street, Nash, Winslow, Buckinghamshire.
GRUNDON Harold
Served and returned - no further information currently available
HARRIS William
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 28, a General Dealer, born Slough, Bucks., resident with his widowed mother, Lydia Harris, at Post Office, Nash, Stony Stratford; his father was Robert (deceased). Served as Gunner 73455, 35th (Donegal) Fire Command, Royal Garrison Artillery, also served in 156th Heavy Battery, attested 6 December 1915. Prior to enlisting he was a Grocer's Assistant. Married Caroline Ann Curtis 2 June 1913 in Beauchampton, lived at 10 Windsor Street, Leamington. Also lived 2 Holly Walk, Luton, Beds. Height 5 feet 7¼ inches, weight 158 lbs, chest 31 inches, colour of eyes brown. His disability statement lists his permanent address as Post Office, Nash, Stony Straford, Bucks, he was aged 43; he was examined 28 February 1920. Demobilised 11 March 1920.
HOGG Holford
Served and returned - Served as Able Seaman J/61992, Royal Navy. Born 12 June 1893 in Stony Straford. Enlisted 31 October 1916 for the duration of the hostilies. Cattle dealer before enlisting. height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 36½ inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. Served on HMS Pembroke I 31 October 1916 to 8 December 1916, HMS Royal Arthur 9 December 1916 to 13 March 1917, HMS Pembroke I 14 March 1917 to 27 March 1917, HMS Sandhurst 28 Match 1917 to 1 October 1918 when he wqas demobilised. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, labourer on farm, born Nash, resident Fir Tree Farm, Singleborough, Winslow, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Nash, living with his widowed mother, Mary Hogg, in Church Road, Nash, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. In 1916 he married Lilian E Brickell. Died in 1953 in North Bucks. Brother of Raymond (below)
HOGG Raymond
Served and returned - In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Nash, living with his widowed mother, Mary Hogg, in Church Road, Nash, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Brother of Holford (above). In the 1911 census he was an assistant butcher, born Nash, living with his widowed mother, Mary Hodd, in Nash, Stony Stratford. Born January to 8 January 1896 in the Winslow Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Died in the October -Decmber Quarter 1996 in Wellingborough.
ILLING Harry
Served and returned - He served as Pioneer WR/207936, Transportation Branch, Royal Engineers. Also served in the Railway Construction Troops. Born Nash, Buckinghamshire, attested 27 June 1918 at Aylesbury aged 32, labourer, unmarried. Embarked Katanara (Egypt) aboard HMS Steigerwald 10 April 1920 for the UK. Served in Egypt. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, a scholar, born Nash, resident with his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Illing, in Wood End, Nash, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 he was aged 16, a cattle man, born Nash, Bucks, resident with his parents, Andrew and Betsy Illing, in Winslow Road, Nash, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, farm labourer, born Nash, Bucks., resident with his widowed father, Andrew Illing, in Nash, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire.
JONES William
Served and returned - no further information currently available
KING George [Charles]
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Nash, resident with his parents William and Maria King, at Holliwell Farm, Nash, Stony Stratford. Brother of William (below).
KING William [York]
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Nash, resident with his parents William and Maria King, at Holliwell Farm, Nash, Stony Stratford. Brother of George (above). Born 19 December 1886, died April to June Quarter 1971 in North Bucks.
SMITH Aden [William]
Gunner 239827, "D" Battery, 108th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7 May 1918. Aged 37. Enlisted Wolverton, resident Straford, Bucks. Husband of Violet May Smith, of Hillside, Nash, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.
SMITH Albert
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Amos
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Ben
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Cecil
Private 21408, 3rd (King's OWn) Hussars, Corps of Hussars. Killed in action 27 Noevmber 1917. Aged 21. Born Winslow, Bucks, enlisted Oxford, resident Stony Straford. Son of Frederick and Amy Smith, of Yew Tree Cottage, Winslow Rd., Nash, Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.
SMITH Chris
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Frank
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Harry
Served and returned - no further information currently available
SMITH Jesse
Served and returned - no further information currently available
THEOBALD Frank
Served and returned - no further information currently available
VARNEY George [Arthur]
Private 29658, 10th (Prince of Wales' Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 22 December 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Bletchley, resident Stony Straford. Son of George and Louisa Varney, of Nash, Stoney Stratford, Bucks. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 10.
VARNEY Harry
Served and returned - In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Whaddon, Bucks., resident with his parents George and Annie Varney at Wood End, Nash, Stony Stratford.
WALL John
Served and returned - no further information currently available

IN MEMORY ALSO OF THE MEN AND
WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE 2ND
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

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