Ernest Percy Askew

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Askew, Driver Ernest Percy. no.5536

5th Australian Mechanical Transport Service, formerly 8th Company Australian Army Service Corps 17th Division Ammunition Sub- Park 2nd-3rd Reinforcements.

Homer Street, Canterbury [i.e. Earlwood].

Motor driver.

Enlisted 15/1/1915, aged 20.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs Mary Hannah Askew, Homer Street, Canterbury.

Embarked from Sydney 12/2/1915 per HMAT A54 Runic.

Returned to Australia 23/9/1919.

Married Vera Lambert 1930.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book 109 Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002