Nason, Richard Philip

2nd Lieutenant / Nottinghamshire Yeomanry

Died on 16 April 1918
Biography:

Richard Nason was the son of Reverend Richard and Alice Nason.  He was born in Greenside, County Durham. He had two brothers and two sisters. 

After CH, Richard Nason was employed as a traffic department clerk for Great Western Railways, in Cleobury Mortimer, Shopshire.

He enlisted in February 1916 as a Driver in the Army Service Corps from which he was discharged to a commission on 31 July 1917. He was first appointed to the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, then was attached to the 2/1st South Nottinghamshire Hussars before joining the Sherwood Foresters in the field.

When the German Spring Offensive began on 21 March 1918 he took part in the defence of the line on the Somme until being sent up to Flanders in early April 1918. He crossed the border into Belgium and during the second part of the German Spring Offensive he was defending the line on the Wytschaete Ridge when he was killed near Kemmel.

He is also commemorated in St Nicholas Church, Saintbury, Gloucestershire,  where the reredos is dedicated both to his father and to Richard Nason. The inscription reads: “To the glory of God in thankfulness for the friendship of Richard Muriel Nason. Priest & rector of Saintbury 1909-1923 & of his son Richard Philip killed in action ap. 1918”.


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