Nash, Thomas Wilfrid (1913-1943)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Thomas Wilfrid Nash (1913-1943), born 9 July 1913, son of Commander John WilfrId Nash R.N. (retired) and Edith May Elizabeth Nash of Dymor, Sherborne, Dorset.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1926-December 1931; 6th form (Army Class); Sergeant in OTC; PT Class Leader with Badge.
Attended the Royal Military Academy Woolwich; RMA fencing team.
Attended Peterhouse, Cambridge, B.A. (2nd Class Mechanical Science Tripos); University Fencing Team.
WW2, Captain, Royal Engineers, attached 42 Field Company, Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners. Died while a prisoner of war at Hintok River, Siam, on 1 August 1943, aged 30.
Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 9. H. 15. Inscription on his headstone: ‘LOVED THIRD SON OF COMMANDER AND MRS NASH. MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND RISE IN GLORY’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2353293/nash,-thomas-...
Sherborne town war memorial.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
The Shirburnian, April 1933: 'R.M.A. letter, Woolwich': 'Nash is a very serious gentleman, whose aim in life is to get into the Sappers. Consequently he works hard, and is near the top of his team. "To the persevering mortal" said Zoroaster, rather ambiguously, "the blessed immortals are swift," and we all admire his efforts, cutting our own down to a minimum, in order not to mar his chances! (sic) He may also be seen in the Gymnasium "wielding a pretty foil," and complaining how tired he is.'