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William was born at Arnold in 1881, the son of Joseph and Sarah Nash. Later he married Ellen Nash of 5 Morris Yard, Front Street, Arnold. In the 1911 Cencus William and Ellen are still living at Morris Yard, at this time his occupation is that of collier (hewer ) and they have 3 children, Ethel born 1907, Annie born 1908 and Margaret born 1910.
He was employed as a coal miner hewer
08 Jul 1918
530256 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
He enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers at Nottingham in September 1914 and because of his age we believe he must have volunteered for he would have been too old for conscription. By July 1918, the Germans have seen their “Big Push” of March and April, come to nothing. Their lines of communication were now overstretched and supplies, even when they could be obtained, were difficult to move forward. The German Army began to withdraw, it was the beginning of the end, but they were still very dangerous and as the Allies probed forward in ever increasing strength, they often would receive a “Bloody Nose”. It was during one of the moves forward that William was killed by shell fire when aged 37 years. He leaves a widow and 4 children.
He is buried at St Venant-Robecq Road, British Cemetery Robecq, France
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