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Corporal Thomas 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 - 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.

 

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