H. L. F. B. Nadaud
Major, London Regiment, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen’s)
Killed in action at age 39 on 21 March 1918
Son of the late Mr L. B. Nadaud and of Mrs L. B. Nadaud, of 100 Lansdowne Road, London, SW8.
Remembered at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, France; at Westminster Cathedral; at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Clapham
Information from 47 Division, 142 Infantry Brigade war diaries: 24th Battalion London Regiment (The Queens), 1915 Mar. – 1919 May (available from National Archives)
Thursday 21st [March, 1918]
Heavy enemy bombardment and many gas shells – opens about 3a.m. 6a.m. Battalion to [?]. 7a.m. move up through barrage to 2nd Defence System (about Q. 17. a and c.) “A” and “B” font line – “C” and “D” support. In position about noon.
Casualties in METZ and moving up :- Lt. Col. G. E. Millner, D.S.O., M.C., Wounded – Major Nadaud, Killed – Lieut H. S. Mitchell, Killed. – 2/Lieut G. B. Poland, Killed. R.S.M., H.W. Norris D.C.M., Killed. Major T.O. Bury assumes command.
Remainder of day we work on trenches. Raids reported on our Divisional Front but attacks on flanks to north and south.
Friday 22nd [March, 1918]
Fairly quiet day. Consolidating our positions. 2/Lieut H. Whitehead to Depot for course.
2/Lieut D/O’Kell to Depot as T.O. 2/Lieut A. C. Bean from Depot reports for duty.
Transport at EQUANCOURT. Bodies of Major. H.L.F.B. Nadaud and 2/Lieut G. B. Poland buried in civilian cemetery.
Midnight. – Front lines retire through us.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Henry Nadaud, then aged 32, lived at 100 Lansdowne Road with his parents, Louis Nadaud, 59, a retired civil servant, born in Soho, and Marie Nadaud, 53, whose birthplace is described as “France Resident”, his brother Charles Nadaud, 28, an electrical engineer, and aunt, Theresa Nadaud, 57, born in Soho. Henry is described as a bank clerk for the London Joint Stock company and he and his brother were born in “London, Surrey”, which may mean Lambeth. Maud Gough, a 22-year-old single domestic servant from Portsmouth, lived in.
Information from the 1901 census
Henry (listed as Henri) Louis Nadaud is listed on the census at Dover as a 22-year-old single passenger on the Empress Mail Steamer, a banker’s clerk born in London.