Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery

Probably one of the most poignant cemeteries we visited in our trip to France during the weekend, was the Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No 1 near Auchonvillers. This very small cemetery is literally in the middle of a field that was actually being ploughed by the farmer, and we accessed it by walking on a rough path through the field.

The cemetery contains the graves of 152 soldiers, including 71 unidentified.

William John Pask is buried in this small cemetery, in a double grave together with P.F. A. Davey.

We are currently unable to determine who William is, only that he was born in Tottenham.

Full details of this cemetery, and those who are buried there can be found on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission website.