Nash, George Nathaniel, 1888-

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British military officer, served in Russia in World War I.

From the description of George Nathaniel Nash Papers, 1917-1920. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86168034

Since Nash was not a famous person, but simply a lieutenant who kept an interesting diary, it has thus far been impossible to find biographical information about him. From his diary, we know that he was born on August 3, 1888. He was stationed in Russia as a translator from 1917-1919 and it appears that he had previously been there in 1914 or 1915, though the nature of that trip is unknown. Nash had acquired a command of the Russian language during this 1914 or 1915 trip, or perhaps earlier. He was promoted from lieutenant to captain in January 1918 and ended his military service after returning to London in 1920.

There is an address for St. Anne's Road, London, on the title page of the diary, but it is unknown how long Nash lived there or where he died. There is an entry in the 1901 census for a George Nash of the correct age living with parents and a sister at a different address on St. Anne's, but this cannot be completely confirmed to be the Nash at hand. Searches for London obituaries have revealed nothing, and a successful search of military records would have to be conducted in London, most likely at the Public Record Office.

From the guide to the George Nathaniel Nash Papers TXRC03-A12., 1917-1919, (The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center)

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creatorOf Nash, George Nathaniel, 1888-. George Nathaniel Nash Papers, 1917-1920. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union
Soviet Union
World War, 1914-1918 Russia
World War, 1914-1918


Birth 1888


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