Sergeant Walter Askew

{ Arthur or Bill }

15 Nov 1926 -

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

Walter (Arthur or Bill) Askew enlisted in Kendal, Cumbria on 6 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) 3 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.


Created with imagery and information kindly supplied by R Deane.

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OS Walter Askew in battle dress

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