DASH, Horace Norman

Brother of British Home Child, Quarter Master Sergeant Edward (Edmund) Ernest Robert John Dash.  Canadian Military Service Number 455601.

The following records have been discerned for Private Horace Norman Dash by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Horace Norman Dash
Registration Year: 1895
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Pancras
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 127

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Horace Norman Dash
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: 13 Mar 1895
Baptism Date: 24 Apr 1895
Father's name: Edward John Dash, Clerk
Mother's name: Rose Bells Dash
Parish or Poor Law Union: Christ Church, Holborn
Borough: Camden
County: Middlesex
Register Type: Baptism

1901 English Census records place the family of widowed Edward Dash (33) in Green Wood, Tottenham, Edmonton, Middlesex, England.  In residence were his children Doris (7), Horace (6), Edward (4), Ernest (2) and visitor Ellen Nicks (28) of unknown relation.  Edward was a Clerk by trade.

London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911
Name: Horace Dash
Age: 3
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1898
School: Manchester Street School
Borough: Camden
Admission Date: 21 Jan 1902
Parent: Edmund
Notes: Manchester Street School (0530) opened 1881, renamed Argyle School from 1937
Reference Number: LCC/EO/DIV02/MAN/AD/009
Notes Father as Edmund Dash, Clerk.

Library and Archives Canada
Item: Horace Norman DASH
Given Name(s): Horace Norman
Surname: DASH
Gender: M
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: 1905-03-30
Port of Arrival: Portland
Date of Arrival: 1905-04-11
Year of Arrival: 1905
Party: Barnardo Homes
Comments: The ship docked at Halifax, then Portland, where 269 boys disembarked. The original list was lost and a list prepared in 1934 appears on the reel.
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-499
Remarks: The child's age was illegible, difficult to decipher or not given
Children travelling together: P05AA
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1b
Item Number: 58344

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Horace Dash
Port of Departure: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Arrival Date: 23 Apr 1910
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: St John
Ship Name: Sardinian
Shipping line: Allan Line
Official Number: 71695

Ups and Downs Magazine for Barnardo Homes, published in Canada noted the following publications:

DASH Horace N. Death - WW1 1918 January 1 20

Came 1905. Killed or died from wounds. (See RG 76 vol 52 File 2209 pt 3). Gene Ref. CS88 A1 U 68 and PER. REG.1999.13

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Horace N Dash
Birth Date: abt 1895
Date of Registration: Jun 1917
Age at Death: 22
Registration district: St George Hanover Square
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a
Page: 583

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929
Name: Horace Dash
Gender: Male
Death Date: 5 Apr 1917
Death Place: London Millbank
Rank: Private
Regiment: Welsh Regiment
Regimental Number: 20480
Sole Legatee was John Robert Chandler.

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Name: Horace Dash
Birth Place: Wood Green, Middx.
Residence: London
Death Date: 5 Apr 1917
Death Place: Home
Enlistment Place: Llanelly
Rank: Private
Regiment: Welsh Regiment
Battalion: 15th Battalion
Regimental Number: 20480
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Home

UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
Name: Horace Dash
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Private
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Welsh Regiment
Regimental Number: 20480
Previous Units: 20480. 15th Welch R Pte

Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that Horace died in London, England in a death related to service.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England. Plot: Special Memorial, Row 1.

Find A Grave Memorial# 24723708