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Private Arthur Askew


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Mrs Askew, 26 Mount Street, Oatlands, Harrogate, has five sons serving with the colours. Their portraits appear in our picture page.


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

Roll of Honour

Private A Askew, son of Driver H Askew, 26 Mount Street, Oatlands Mount, we are informed, has not been heard of since 3rd May. He was connected with the Royal Fusiliers, and has been in France.............

[remainder missing - last column cut off]


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

W H Breare letter

If I mention that a certain soldier is missing, will you do your best to learn something of him? This will save me putting the same question so many times. There is another missing man - Private A Askew, of Togo Street, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, whose relatives would be glad of any news of him, as he has been missing since the 3rd May. He has a wife and several children, and is one of a family of a father and four sons who are serving with the colours.


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

W H Breare letter

I am glad to say I am getting quite a number of names of heroes of Mons. One of the latest called on me, Corporal Thomas Askew, who, of course, is a regular, in the 13th King's Own Hussars, and of 26 Mount Street, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Harry Askew. His father has just been discharged from the Army through ill-health, after two years' service. The father, five sons, and a son-in-law are serving. I call this a patriotic family!. Two brothers are also entitled to the 1914 Star. Their names are Private Arthur Askew, missing since 3rd May, Private Watson Askew, who is in Mesopotamia. There is another brother and a brother-in-law in France as well. Corporal Askew was invalided home and sent to his reserve regiment in Ireland, where he is now stationed. Corporal Topham, who used to drive the station bus, is with Corporal Askew in Ireland.



Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

8th Battalion

Private Arthur Askew (47210)

Born : Burton Leonard

Enlisted : York

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 3rd May 1917

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

Note : Formerly TS/2547, ASC



In Memory of


Private 47201 8th Bn., Royal Fusilierswho died on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 31.

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. and Mr L. Henry Askew, of 26, Mount St., Oatlands, Harrogate, Yorks.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:Bay 3


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