Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (21) Arthur John Nash

Arthur John Nash
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. A. Nash Essex
Church Window: Arthur J Nash
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as A J Nash [ERO A10815]
Essex Regiment. 2nd Battalion. Service No: 27552 [CWGC]
Service Details:
Enlisted: Epping [WFA]
No medal card for Arthur, John, Arthur John or John Arthur Nash in Essex Regt. []
Personal and family information:
Son of Mrs Eliza Chumbley, Blakmore, Ingatestone, Essex [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Born High Ongar in 1882, he was the son of Eliza Nash, who was probably widowed soon after his birth, and who in 1884 married William Chumbley of Blackmore. 
Arthur John Nash was baptised 6th August 1882 at High Ongar. He was the son of John Henry and Eliza Nash. The father’s occupation is blank which suggests a death [ERO D/P 68/1/11].  There is no record of a burial at High Ongar [ERO D/P 68/1/24].
Walter Thomas, the son of William Thomas and Eliza Chumbley was baptised at High Ongar on 30th November 1884 [ERO D/P 68/1/11]. 
1881 Census: [possible record of Eliza’s first marriage]
15 Hind St. Poplar, London, Middlesex, England
John H. Nash.  Married.  [Age] 24 . Railway Engine Stoker.  [Born] Poplar, Middlesex, England.
Eliza Nash.  Wife.  [Age] 23. [Born] Ongar, Essex, England.
1891 Census.
High Ongar, 15 High Ongar St.
Thomas Chumbley.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 30.  Agri. Lab.  [Born] Chigwell.
Eliza Chumbley.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 33.  [Born] High Ongar.
Arthur Nash.  Son.  [Age] 8.  Scholar.  [Born] High Ongar.
Walter Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 6.  [Born] High Ongar.
Wm. Jeremiah Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 2.  [Born] High Ongar.
Emily Chumbley.  Dau.  [Age] 0.  [Born] High Ongar.
1901 Census.
Arthur Nash not present.
William Chumbley.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 40.  Lab [agr mach].  [Born] Bethnal Green.
Eliza Chumbley.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 43.  [Born] High Ongar.
William Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 12.  [Born] High Ongar.
Emma Chumbley.  Dau.  [Age] 10.  [Born] High Ongar.
Alfred Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 8.  [Born] High Ongar.
Bertha Chumbley.  Dau.  [Age] 6.  [Born] High Ongar.
Leonard Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 2.  [Born] Stanford Rivers.
Bertie Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 1.  [Born] Blackmore.
1911 Census.
Blackmore Parish:
William Chumbley.  Head.  Married 27 years.  [Age] 49.  Farm Labourer.  [Born] Bethnel Green.
Eliza Chumbley.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 53.  [Born] High Ongar Essex.
Arthur Nash.  Son.  Single [Age] 28.  Farm Labourer.  [Born] High Ongar Essex.
Walter Chumbley.  Son.  Single.  [Age] 26.  Farm Labourer.  [Born] High Ongar Essex.
Alfred Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 17.  Farm Labourer.  [Born] High Ongar Essex.
Bertha Chumbley.  Daughter.  [Age] 15.  Servant Domestic.  [Born] High Ongar Essex.
Leonard Chumbley.  Son.  [Age] 12.  School.  [Born] Stanford Rivers Essex.
Herbert Chumbley.  Son. [Age] 10.  School.  [Born] Blackmore Essex.

Bertha Chumbley married Alfred Godding, another victim of the First World War also commemorated on the War Memorial at Blackmore.
Date of Death:
23rd October 1916
Where died:
Killed in action France 23.10.1916  [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 100
List of Sources:, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum, Western Front Association.

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