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Lieutenant, Indian Army
Born: November 23rd 1896
Died: July 24th 1917

Age of Death: 20

Died of fever, Basra, Mesopotamia, July 1917
Son of J.W. Nunn, Bengal State R.M., Calcutta, India.

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by Ed Allison-Wright (Du. 2001-06).

 

Lieutenant Edward Chamberlain Nunn
Edward Chamberlain Nunn was born in Calcutta, India on November 23rd 1896. He was the son of James Nunn, a merchant, and his wife Henrietta; however, there are no known siblings. After Edward left the school he returned straight away to India where he commissioned into the 119th (Mooltan) infantry regiment of the (British) Indian Army in 1915.

Like much of the Indian Army his war service took place in Mesopotamia where the Mooltan Regiment was sent as reinforcements after the disastrous defeat in the siege of Kut in 1916. It was there that. Following the successful capture of Baghdad in March 1917 Nunn, like so many others involved in the Mesopotamian Campaign, contracted a fever and died in a hospital in Basra on the 24th July 1917.

His grave is in the Baghdad Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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