Sergeant Walter Askew

{ Arthur or Bill }

15 Nov 1926 -

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

Walter (Arthur or Bill) Askew enlisted at Kendal on 6th September 1944 into the Grenadier Guards and later 1st (Guards) Parachute Battalion.

Service included BAOR and as part of 6 Airborne Division deployment to Palestine.

He was discharged (at own request) 3rd April 1950 having reached the rank of Sergeant.  He had served 5 years and 210 days with the Colours. He later went on to run a grocers shop and work for British Telecom before retiring to Appleby-in-Westmoreland.  He sadly died 2011 with his daughter by his side.

 

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