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Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F



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1865 – 1942. From Limerick, doctor and estate agent. Resided at Shannon View House, Kilmurry, Limerick.  Son of James Nash, J.P., Limerick : Married 1896, Agnes, daughter of  James Haran, J.P., Limerick. Practised medicine in Dublin from 1886 until 1893 when he assumed control of James Nash and Son, who carried on one of the largest land agency businesses in Munster. He was High Sheriff of Limerick, 1902 and in that capacity attended the Coronation of King Edward VII and in the same year was knighted. At the outbreak of World War 1 he was appointed Registrar of Queen Mary’s Military Hospital in Lancashire from which post he retired in the rank of Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He received the Coronation Medal, 1902; was a J.P. County of Limerick and D.L. City of Limerick; Director Limerick Artisans' Dwelling Company, Hon. Treasurer St. John's Hospital, Limerick, Limerick Fuel Fund, and Leamy's School Board, Limerick. He was associated with the founding of the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Association. He was particularly interested in the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Royal British Legion. His eldest son, Lt James Haran Nash, Irish Guards, was killed in action in France in March, 1918. Vincent died on 4 February 1942 and is buried in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery, Limerick, as was Patrick Sheahan, KSS