Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ernest George & Rose Pask née Pitches

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 who lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.

Whilst researching the family of Bertie & Ella Kate Pask née Sargent (see previous blog), I looked at all Pask(e) births, marriages, and deaths and 1911 census in the Colchester / Newmarket registration districts. I identified the family of Ernest George & Rose Pask. Initially I could not find their marriage, then realised that Ernest was also known George Ernest. He was in fact duplicated in our database.

We originally included him in 2004, as we visited his grave in the Military Cemetery, in Roclincourt, Pas-de-Calais, France. We were intrigued as although he was 50 years old, he was at that time a Sergeant, in the Army Veterinary Corps, 170th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. We found that he had died in a riding accident during military sports on 5 June 1917. He left a widow and three children.

After his death, his widow Rose married his widowed brother John William Pask.