Diary of Allan William Nash, 1914

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Creator Nash, Allan William, 1899-1915
Title Diary of Allan William Nash, 1914
Open Access Status Other
Date 1914
Year available 2015
Series Allan William Nash Collection, F1512
Type text/pdf
Original Format Diary; 13 x 9 cm.
Source Allan William Nash Collection, F1512, item b, diary 1914
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Allan William Nash was a teacher in Gympie when he joined the 2nd Australian Light Horse regiment in 1914. He was initially a Captain in the B Squadron, and at Gallipoli was promoted to Major in command of C Squadron. He was killed in action on 29 June 1915. George Herbert Bourne in 'The history of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force August 1914-April 1919' wrote 'Major Allan Nash was one of the most efficient, conscientious and respected officers in the Regiment and his loss was a serious one.' He left a wife and two sons.

Diary of 1909 and first part of 1914, records Allan Nash's daily life as a teacher and working on the farm in Gympie, Queensland. Diary of 1914 (second part) records Allan Nash's enlistment and training with 2nd Australian Light Horse, and their departure from Brisbane and landing in Egypt. Diary of 1915 records their deployment from Egypt to Gallipoli, landing there on 12 May 1915, and events at Gallipoli up till Allan Nash's death on 29 June 1915. This diary includes a few personal papers, and card from Mrs A W Nash of thanks for sympathy in loss of Major Allan Nash.
Keyword Nash, Allan William, 1899-1915
Gympie (Qld.)
Farm life -- Queensland -- Gympie
Teachers -- Queensland -- Diaries
Soldiers -- Australia -- Diaries
Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Military training
Recruiting and enlistment -- Australia
Australia. Army. Light Horse Regiment, 2nd
Troop movements -- Australian -- 1914-1918
Additional Notes Lett's Gentlemen's Pocket Diary for 1914. Cash memorandum, October and November pages missing, ripped off.

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Created: Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 10:08:24 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library