Private Vincent Edward John Nash

Date of Birth 04/09/1890
Age at Death 24
Date of Death 26 May 1915
Service Number 2776
Military Service 1st/23rd Battalion, London Regiment
Merton Address 67 Oxford Avenue, Wimbledon
Local Memorial St. Mary's Church, Merton Park

Additional Information

Vincent Edward John who was born in Clapham on the 4th September 1890, his father, 24 years old Vincent Charles was a tea taster agent according to the Census of 1891. His mother was 29 year old Lillie Eleanor Essex. His parents, Charles Vincent had married Lillie Eleanor in the last quarter of 1888 in the registration District of Hanover Square in London. He was baptized on the 23rd November 1890 at St Peter-Great Windmill St, at Westminster in London.

The 1891 Census reveals that Charles Vincent and Lillie Eleanor now resided at 104 Broomwood Road in Battersea with their 8 month old son Vincent, Lillie’s sister 27 year old, Kate Essex and their 20 year old servant Elizabeth 0sbourne.

The electoral registers for the 1890’s 1897 reveals that the Nash family resided at 104 Broomwood Road in Clapham

Vincent John attended school on the 18th January 1900, the school register records that the family now resided at 201 Broomwood Road in Battersea at Honeywell Road School in Battersea.

Lillie Eleanor died in the second quarter of 1908 at the age of 46. Her husband Charles Vincent went on to marry again on the 8th July 1911.

The 1911 Census shows that Vincent John who was still single, was employed as an insurance clerk when his widowed father, Charles Vincent who was visiting him at 69 0xford Avenue in Merton.

0n the 8th July 1911, Charles Vincent married 28 year old Frances Harriett Carpenter a milliner by occupation.

Vincent John service record is not available through Ancestry, it is recorded that he enlisted at Clapham Junction in the 23rd (County of London) Battalion and was killed in action.

The Wimbledon Gazette reals that he was killed on the 25th May 1915 while attacking a line of German trenches and was buried near the spot where he fell. The Wimbledon Gazette also reveals that Vincent John was a member of the Merton CC and played cricket for the club in 1914.

Vincent John is commemorated at the Le Touret Memorial.


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