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Norman B. Nash, World War I deaths and burials record book

 Collection — Folder: S1007
Identifier: S1007

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a bound volume of Rev. Norman B. Nash's record book of the deaths and burials of the 150th Field Artillery, 42nd Division of the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F) while in France and Germany during World War I (1918-1919). Included in the volume are the colonel's message for Hero Day (Sept. 1918); fatality statistics; a listing of names by company and battery with cause of death; listing of names by rank with full details of death and burial location; and original written accounts as kept by Chaplain Nash in the field.


  • 1918-1919


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Norman B. Nash was born in Bangor, Maine on June 5, 1888 to Henry and Bessie Nash. He was educated at Harvard University, the Episcopal Theological Seminary, and the Western Theological Seminary. He was a professor at the Episcopal Theolgical Seminary from 1916 to 1939. During World War I, he served as chaplain for the 150th Field Artillery in France from 1918 to 1919. He later served as Rector at St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire(1939-1946) and as Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts (1947-1956). He married Marian Noble in 1917 and they had 3 children. He died on January 3, 1963.

Sources: "Norman B. Nash." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 21, 2016. "Bishop Nash is Dead." The Living Church, Volume 146.Accessed May 21, 2016.

Digital Commons @ UMaine. "Nash (Norman B.) Historical Research Papers, 1918-1956." The University of Maine. Accessed May 21, 2016. "Norman B. Nash." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 21, 2016. "Norman Burdett Nash." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 21, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Norman B. Nash on 1940/08/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/05/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/21 by Laura Eliason.
Norman B. Nash, World War I deaths and burials record book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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