Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Foster Paton Nash

In memory of:

Captain John Foster Paton Nash

April 23, 1916

Military Service


Age:

50

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Born:

April 21, 1866
London, England

Enlistment:

September 19, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Husband of Eleanor F. Nash, of Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, England. Served with Lord Strathcona's Horse in the South African Campaign.

Commemorated on Page 141 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. F. 35.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Is this Nicola Valley Museum photograph John Foster Paton Nash, standing left, “Miss McPhaile,” “Mrs. Meikle” and James Thompson enjoy a light moment, occasion and date not recorded.  Rev. Thompson was a Church of England  parish priest in the Nicola Valley and he and Nash both served in a militia regiment headquartered in the valley before the Great War. 

My name is Mike Sasges, and I am a director of the Nicola Valley Museum, and have been sending this photograph to various media recently to illustrate a profile of Capt. Nash that I wrote.
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation paper, page 1, for John Foster Paton Nash.
  • Attestation Papers (Back)– Attestation paper, page 2, for John Foster Paton Nash.
  • War Diary– 5th Canadian Battalion War Diary for April 1916 recording the death of Captain J.F.P. Nash.
  • War Memorial– War Memorial, Merritt and Nicola Valley District, British Columbia.    The Cenotaph was unveiled on November 6th, 1921.  There are 44 names on three sides of the memorial representing those men who died during World War One.   A panel was added at a later date to include 18 names of local men who died in World War Two.  Inscribed:  IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF MERRITT AND THE NICOLA VALLEY DISTRICT / OUR WELL BELOVED DEAD WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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