Askew

Thomas Askew

  • coal merchant
  • publican at the Station Inn
  • debtor 7 February 1898

 

George Francis ‘Frank’ Askew (1889-1915)

  • born at Lancaster on 12 January 1889
  • second of at least six children born to Edmund Askew and his wife Ellen
  • family moved to Oxenholme when Frank was just 2, with Edmund being employed on the railway first as a yardsman and then as a shunter
  • enlisted at Glasgow and served as a Private in the 8th Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  • died at Gallipoli on 8 June 1915 and his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey but not on the Natland memorial

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