Sunday, August 20, 2006

Arras War Memorial

Another war memorial we visited yesterday was in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the city of Arras.

This memorial commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, and have no known grave.

We photographed the names of:

  • Henry Frederick Pask, the son of Benjamin Denny & Sophia Pask née Brooker
  • Sidney Thomas Pask, the son of Oliver Edward & Elizabeth Pask née Downes. This was the second son they lost. We had visited his brother's memorial at Thiepval War Memorial earlier in the day.
  • Thomas Pask, born in Kexby Lincolnshire
  • George Asplin Paske, he was son of George & Jane Pask née Way, wife of Alice May Harrison.

Full details of those remembered at the memorial can be found on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission website.