George Asplin Pask was born in Thame in 1878 the second child of George and Jane Pask. He was named Asplin from his grandmothers surname.
Soon after his birth the family moved to Holywell Street Oxford where his father was a college bed maker. His parents still lived at the same address in 1921.
George married Alice May Harrison in May 1900 in St Albans where he worked as a print compositor. They had a son Charles who was born and died in 1904 and a daughter Doris born 1907 who died in 1919. By 1911 they were living in Tufnell Park London where George was still working as a print compositor.
George was called up for service in 1917 and joined the Middlesex Regiment on 21st February 1917 at the age of 38 and after training joined the 19th Btn as Private G/52885.
The Battalion moved to Italy in 1917 but returned to France in March 1918. George went missing on 21st March 1918 in the actions that preceded the second Battle of Arras in March 1918.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras memorial and remembered on the Tufnell Park memorial in London. George has no current memorial in Thame.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France on 01st November 2015 by Ron Roberts (Thame Remembers)