Spalding and Pinchbeck families’ sacrifice in 1916

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Pte Harry Pask (pictured left), who served with the Lincolns and was the son of Mrs Pask, of Cross Street, Spalding, was killed in action by a sniper in 1916.

Harry (25), a horseman with Mr Russell Casswell before the war, was described by an officer as “a brave and noble comrade – very popular with all ranks”.

Pte William Barber (right), of the Durham Light Infantry, had also been killed in action in France that year.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs W H Barber, of Crossgate Lane, Pinchbeck. Pte Barber, who was 31, was an agricultural labourer. He had gone to the front at about the end of August. His youngest brother joined the Army and had died a few months earlier from ‘consumption’(possibly TB).