Frank Martin Nash

Nov 11, 1898

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to James Matthew and Emma Evelyn (nee Benwall) Nash


May 8, 1916

Attested into the 207th Battalion CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Number 246229

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. J.M. Nash, mother, Westboro, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to “C” Company

Frank Nash lied about his age on attesting, stating that he had been born November 11, 1897 instead of his actual birth year of 1898

The battalion trained in the Rockcliffe Camp


Jan 18, 1917

The battalion left Ottawa and proceeded to Amherst, Nova Scotia to continue training


May 28, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the battalion was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Feb 15, 1918

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford to continue training


Mar 28, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 29, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 50 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 3, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Nash joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart as part of a draft of 98 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Apr 12, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, he joined the 21st Battalion in the reserve trenches east of Blairville, France


May 8, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Aug 27, 1918

During the battalion’s advance on the Sensee River south-east of Vis-en-Artois, Private Nash received shrapnel wounds to his head and arms.  He was evacuated to the nearby field ambulance for first aid before being transferred to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment where he died of his wounds


Following his death, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Nash, New York Apartments, Apt. No. 5, Somerset St., Ottawa, Ontario

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