Saturday, April 22, 2006

John Edward Pask (1873 - 1916)

Andrew Hesketh, who is researching every serviceman who died (during the 1914 -1918 Great War) from Tibshelf, has provided additional information on John Edward Pask:

"John had been a professional soldier before 1914, leaving the army to return to civilian life c.1912. He became a coal miner in one of Tibshelf''s collieries but, in accordance with army rules, he remained on 'reserve', i.e. he could be recalled to the colours if an emergency warranted it. Therefore, on August 4 1914 John was recalled. 28 Coy RGA were based at Weymouth on Southern Coast Defences. "

Additionally Andrew has kindly provided me with a photograph of his grave, and the picture from the Derbyshire Times newspaper.

Andrew's website provides all the names on the Tibshelf memorial, including photographs of the memorial.