Alfred Askew.

. From a local paper dated 8th December 1917 - Pte. Alfred Askew, Beds. Regiment, who was in the Hunts. Cyclists, has won a medal for mending communications under shell fire out in France. He is the second son of Mrs. C. Askew of Main Street, Yaxley.
. From a local paper of unknown date - Pte. Alfred Askew, son of Mrs. Askew, Main Street, Yaxley, is reported wounded in both arms, one hand and chest. He is 26? Years of age, joined the Cyclists Battalion in October, 1914. On going out to the Front he was attached to the Bedford Regiment. Before donning Khaki he was a labourer to Mr. Oliver, Yaxley.
. From a local paper dated 19 September 1916   'Yaxley' - Mrs. Askew, the mother of Pte. Alfred Askew, has received an official account of her son being severely wounded by gunshot in the left hand. He was admitted to the 11th General Hospital, Damis Camieas, France on 6th September.
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12/07/2017

. . Martyn Smith