Captain Edward Radcliffe Nash

Regiment: 16th Lancers
Panel reference: G. 4.
Date published: 14/05/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 21/02/1915
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Ypres Town Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Captain Edward Radcliffe Nash, of the 16th (the Queen’s) Lancers, was killed in action. He was the eldest son of Colonel Edward Nash, late Essex Regiment, and Mrs. Nash, of Ballycarty, County Kerry, and 56 Sloane Street, London. He went to Eton in 1902, to Miss Evans, from Mr. Bull’s at Westgate, in 1905, at the age of 16, he won the Junior Sculling, and his fine rowing at stroke took his Junior House Four up to ‘Head ‘ the last time the colours of Miss Evans’ were destined to be run on the river. In September of the same year, at the earliest possible age, he passed into Sandhurst, giving up for sake of seniority all that another two years at Eton would have meant for him. At Sandhurst he showed himself a remarkable athlete, winning against competitors considerably older than himself the equivalent of the Victor Ludorum Cup. A keen sportsman, a hard rider to hounds and a fine horseman, conspicuous for dash and energy and endurance, he was the ideal cavalry officer, and seemed to have a distinguished career before him, and one who knew him well on receiving the news that he had been killed said : ‘ Of all the deaths in this war, his death is the hardest to realize’. He was killed near Ypres on February 21st.
Additional information: Son of Lt. Col. Edward Nash (late Essex Regt.) and Mrs. Nash, of 56, Sloane St., London. His brother Llewellyn Charles Nash also fell.