|Commemoration of WW1 - the Fallen
World War I – the Fallen
A brief commemoration will
take place at 11 am on Friday 19th June 2015 at the War Memorial. A wreath will be laid on behalf of Clare Town
Council to mark the 100th anniversary of each of the Clare men who
died in World War 1.
The first to fall was Herbert Pask.
Should relatives wish to join
this ceremony, please contact the Town Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01787 277
The Parish Church bells will
be rung half-muffled at 6pm
as a further commemoration.
Private 5964 2 Bn
Medals: 1914 Star,
Victory Medal, British War Medal
1st Theatre of War
Died 19th June 1915, killed
in action, age 33
Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Born 1882 Stoke by
Parents: Walter Pask
and Hannah, nee Peacocke
Cousin of John
Meekings who died in 1919.
Herbert Pask was the
youngest of seven children. The Pasks
came from Stoke by Clare and lived in Chilton from about 1891. Walter Pask was in charge of the cattle at
Chilton Lodge Farm. In 1901, Herbert was
18 and working as a hay binder in Black Notley. In 1911 he was living with his parents at
Chilton Lodge Farm and was a horse keeper on a farm.
One of the streets in
the new development off Stoke Road has been named after him.
Story By: Town Clerk
Date : 17-06-2015