Author Topic: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew  (Read 4084 times)

Tel

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Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« on: May 16, 2008, 02:58:19 PM »
Hello,
I have just come across this forum and wondered if any member knew my Father - Sgt. 23205031 Seamus Askew.  He joined the Manchester Regiment from the Irish Guards in approx 1955/56.he died at Brentwood Essex on 10th April 1958, within days of the merger of the Manchesters with the Kings Liverpool.  He is buried in Phillips Park cemetery.  I recently printed off a certificate from the Armed Forces Memorial website where he is listed in the Rolls of Honour having died in service.
Grateful for any replies.

Regards
Tel

timberman

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Re: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 03:38:15 PM »
Hi Tel and welcome
I’m sure someone will be able to help. I had a noisy around and only found the bit you did on the Ivor’s Forces Website about your Father. It’s well worth a visit.

http://irish-guards.co.uk/askew.htm

Cheers Timberman

Offline harribobs

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Re: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 09:23:04 PM »
Hi tel

and welcome to the forum

i am pretty sure we have members who must have served with seamus

i'll move this over to a better section where they will see it

chris
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Tel

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Re: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 08:12:48 PM »
Many Thanks Timberman and Harribobs, as I am new to this forum I wasn't aware of the correct section.

Regards
Tel

Tel

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Re: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 03:14:01 PM »
Hi,
Just came across a photograph of Sgt Askew in a book published by the Manchester Evening News in 1988 titled 'Manchester since 1900' Please click on this link to view: http://www.tel-web.co.uk/pic/mcrreg1.jpg you may be in the group.  I think it was taken in 1956/57 near Rudyard Lake Staff.  Sgt Askew is back row on the right.

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Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Sgt James (Seamus) Askew
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 03:24:02 PM »
The photograph  shows a platoon of recruits from Ladysmith Barracks on their 'Continuation Training' at Leek, Staffordshire. 10 June - 20 July 1957.

Rudyard Lake would seem to fit the bill very nicely.

Lieutenant (Later major) Desmond Cosgrove standing in centre rear.

Robert

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