Sunday, August 20, 2006

Thiepval War Memorial

Yesterday we visited the Thiepval War Memorial in the Somme, France. In March when we visited several of the panels were blocked off for renovation. Also it was bitterly cold, raining and the visibility was poor. Fortunately yesterday was a beautiful sunny day.

We photographed the names of:

  • Frederick Pask
  • Harry Pask, the son of William & Grace Isabella Pask née Solomon
  • John Edward Pask, the son of Joseph & Mary Pask née Daft
  • Oliver Edward Pask, the son of Oliver Edward & Elizabeth Pask née Downes
  • Francis Albert Paskey

Whilst photographing the Lincolnshire Regiment section, we met some other people visiting from Lincolnshire. Coincidentally they lived in the Grantham area, and one of them had previously worked for Pask, the Market Gardener.

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