Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Arthur John Nash

Died in the First World War.
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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]


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]
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
Herbert Chumbley.  Son. [Age] 10.  School.  [Born] Blackmore Essex

Bertha Chumbley married Alfred Godding, another victim of the First World War also commemorated on Blackmore's War Memorial.

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 10D

List of Sources:, Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum, Western Front Association.

War Memorial

Church Window

Thiepval Memorial
where Arthur Nash is remembered alongside another 73000

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Last Updated: 21 July 2010