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.