William Henry ASKEW


ASKEW, William Henry

Service Number: Q27875
Enlisted: 17 March 1941, Chermside, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 61st Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Yorkshire, England, 27 September 1916
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, At sea, 8 September 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
Panel 11 Roll of Honour Brisbane
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rocky Creek 61st Infantry Battalion Queensland Cameron Highlanders
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN Q27875, 61st Infantry Battalion AMF
17 Mar 1941: Enlisted Chermside, Queensland

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A.C.M.F 61 Battalion

Rank  - Sergeant

Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Dorothy Askew; Husband of Annie Lorraine Askew, of Everton Park, Queensland


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen


ASKEW - In loving memory of our dear Husband, Father, Son and Brother, Sergeant William Henry Askew, late of the 61st Australian Infantry Battalion (Camerons) who died 8th September, 1942 of wounds received in action at Milne Bay, aged 25 years

"We did not even say goodbye, 

 Or hear his last lingering sigh

A thought we much regret,

But the ones that really loved him, will never forget"

Inserted by his loving wife, children, mother, father, sisters and brother