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Date and Place of Birth:
1893 Lamesley, Chester-le-Street, Durham
Date and Place of Death:
13 March 1976 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Childhood: Dorothy grew up in County Durham within a large family. She had 11 siblings:
George William (1895-1915)
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)
Dorothy married Charles Edward Anderson at the Carlisle Registry Office on 20 November 1917
Dorothy and Charles had 4 children, the two eldest born in England, the two youngest in Australia.
Charles William 1924-1943
Allan Lionel 1927-2012
Travels: The family moved to Australia around 1925
Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia / any other information: Nil
All family Photographs taken from ancestry at
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Devils Porridge Museum archive