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Dorothy Askew

Birthplace County Durham Durham EnglandPlace of Death Newcastle New South Wales Australia Date of Birth: January 19, 1893 Date of Death: March 13, 1976




Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth:

1893 Lamesley, Chester-le-Street, Durham
Date and Place of Death:

13 March 1976 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Nationality: British

Childhood: Dorothy grew up in County Durham within a large family. She had 11 siblings:

George William (1895-1915)

Matthew (1898-1968)

Annie (1900-1980)

Andrew Wilson (1901 and he died before his first birthday)

Margaret Ellen (1902-?)

Robert Henry (1904-1946) He was killed in WW2

Mary Jane (1906-1992)

Elizabeth Isabella (1908-1992)

Susan Gladys (1910-1996)

Eliza Emily (1912-?)

Allson Monica (1913)

The family lived in the Tanfield and Lanchester area of County Durham.

Mathew Askew (1870-1945) and Mary Jane Grant (1872-1950)

Parent’s occupations: Matthew was a signalman working for the NE Railway Company.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Not known
Occupation: Not known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Residence before her marriage not known but after marrying, she lived on Greystone Road, Carlisle until the war ended.

Job title at Gretna: Not known

Photograph of Dorothy Askew with the children of the family she boarded with at Gretna. (from Devils Porridge Museum Archive)
Marital status:

Dorothy married Charles Edward Anderson at the Carlisle Registry Office on 20 November 1917

Dorothy’s husband, Charles


Dorothy and Charles had 4 children, the two eldest born in England, the two youngest in Australia.

Monica 1918-2007

Charles William 1924-1943

Stanley 1926-2003

Allan Lionel 1927-2012
Travels: The family moved to Australia around 1925
Awards/recognitions:  Nil known
Trivia / any other information: Nil
Bibliography: Nil

All family Photographs taken from ancestry at
Google Earth PRO
Devils Porridge Museum archive

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