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Sergeant E C Nash


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

Wednesday Gossip

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.


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