PASK, Charles Walter

No.7224, Private, Walter PASK
Aged 31

1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died on 10th December 1918

Charles Walter PASK was born in Rede (1st qtr 1888 Thingoe 4a:701) son of Charles and Georgianna PASK (née KEMP). The Army seemingly only knew him as Walter PASK The actual places of birth seem to be "flexible" but boundaries with neighbouring villages are never the same in the view of all the natives.

1891 census...Aged 3, he was at Bury Road Cottages, Chedburgh with his father Charle PASK [30] farm labourer born Depden; his mother Georgianna [30] born Chedburgh; brothers Herbert George [6] born Rede, Arthur [4] born Rede and Benjamin Alan [7 months] born Chedburgh.

1901 census...Aged 13, farm labourer, he was "by The Green", Depden with his parents (father now recorded as born Chedburgh); brothers Herbert George and Arthur Claude both farm labourers, and Benjamin, now recorded as born Rede.

1911 census...Aged 23, he was at Mustapha Pasha Barracks, Alexandria, Egypt, a Private in the Suffolk Regiment. His parents had moved to Rede

On the pension card his mother was at Kiln Lane, Rede

His brother Arthur died of his wounds, in Belgium in 1916 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds
As Walter Pask he was taken by the Germans at Zonnebecke in May 1916. When released at the end of the war he contracted influenza and died in hospital at Sangatte, near Calais

photo CWGC

Charles is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France 7:C:2
and commemorated on the Rede war memorial

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details