WW1 British War Medal To KIA Pte W Nash 32nd Bn Royal Fusiliers
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For sale is a WW1 British War Medal To Killed In Action Pte W Nash 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. William was killed in the first day of this big push to take Line Morval, Les Boeurs, Gubudecourt- High Wood near Delville Wood.This British war medal is engraved on the rim “GS-22545 Pte W Nash R Fus”. William Nash was born in St George’s, Shadwell. William served with the 32nd (East Ham) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and sadly was reported as missing on the 10th of November 1916. Later it was reported that he had in fact been killed in action on the 15th of September 1916. From the 32nd royal fusiliers war diary & report of the battle it states; “At 6.30 am on 15th September, 1916 , the 32nd Bn Royal Fusiliers advanced from position in Support to the 10th Bn the "Queen's" 300 yds In advance of DELVIILE WOOD.” William was one of 28 men that was unfortunately killed in action on the 15th September 1916. The objectives of this big push was to take “Line Morval, Les Boeurs, Gubudecourt- High Wood”. William Nash was entitled to a victory medal and British war medal. Unfortunately his victory medal is missing. He would have also been awarded a death plaque posthumously. WW1 History of the 32nd (East Ham) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment): The 32nd (East Ham) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was raised in London on the 18th of October 1915 by the Mayor and Borough of East Ham. After inital training close to home they joined 124th Brigade, 41st Division at Aldershot in November 1915. They proceeded to France on the 5th of May 1916, the division concentrating between Hazebrouck and Bailleul. In 1916 they were in action at The Battle of Flers-Courcelette and The Battle of the Transloy Ridges on the Somme. In 1917 they fought during The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of the Menin Road and took part in the Operations on the Flanders coast. In November the Division was ordered to Italy, moving by train to Mantua. The Division took the front line near the River Piave, north west of Treviso. In February they were summoned back to France and departed from Campo San Piero, travelling by train to concentrate near Doullens and Mondicourt. At this time the army was being reorganised and on the 18th of March the battalion was disbanded in France with the troops transferring to other units. Accompanying this medal is 7 scans of his service records. Additionally there are 10 scans of the report of the big push on the 15th September 1916, which sheds light upon Williams death. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. There is still plenty of research to be done on this medal! This will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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