Harrogate Herald - 29th January 1919
Lance Corporal E Nash, Yorks and Lancs,, who
was wounded on the 23rd October last, has been awarded the MM.
Previous to joining up he was an apprentice with Messrs T Wray and
Company, grocers, James Street. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Nash,
54 Gladstone Street, Oatlands, Harrogate.
Harrogate Herald – 29th January 1919
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Lance Corporal E Nash, West Yorks, son of Mr
and Mrs Nash, 54 Gladstone Street, Oatlands Mount, was wounded
October 23rd last, and has been awarded the MM.
Harrogate Herald – 22nd December 1920
A Harrogate soldier in India, writing under the date
November, 1920, to Mr W H Breare, says :
"I am just sending you a few lines to let you
know that the jolly old papers are read in the society towns of
India. The two papers – Saturday's and Wednesday's – are looked
forward to every mail day, and eagerly scanned for the latest news
from the old Sulphurland. Glad to hear that the new picture house
has been completed, because the last I saw of it, or rather the last
I saw of the preparations for its construction was Messrs Wardman
and Son's garage being cleared out. Well, how do things get on in
the old place? What with the coal strikes, etc., the hands of the
people will be full up (but not with coal, of course). I happened to
see a copy of "Illustrated Weekly News of India", and
found out that one page of this local paper was praising the waters
of Harrogate, etc., and a photo of the old Sulphur Well adorned the
centre of the page.
Well, a somewhat interesting ceremony took place on the 12th
November, in which Harrogate had a place. His Excellency the
Commander-in-Chief, Sir C C Monro, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, ADC, held an
investiture to present certain officers and non-commissioned
officers residing in Simla, the headquarters of the Army in India,
with decorations, etc., awarded to them during the late war. Among
the recipients was one of our local lads, Sergeant Nash E C,
of the 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment, who was awarded the Military
Medal whilst serving with the 2/4th Yorkshire and Lancashire
Regiment in France, October, 1918. I hope to see the old town again
before long, and until I am able to call in and see you I will say
good-bye, with best luck to the old firm.