Private Joseph Askew

askew joseph

Army Number: 240854 (formerly 3024)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Eckington, Derbyshire. Brother of Mr J. W. Askew, of 26, Windermere Road, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He lived at 64 Went Street, Eckington. He enlisted at Eckington on 20th October 1914, went to France on 18th August 1915. On December 29th 195 he was invalided home with a defective eye (old injury). He returned to France on 4th March 1916 and was awarded the Good Conduct Badge on 14th November 1916. He was killed in action, 11th March 1918, whilst serving in the trenches near Beuvry, France.

Buried Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot 2, Row A, Grave 6.