Charles ASKIE

35th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 2523.

Killed in Action, 12 October 1917, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Biographical Details  

Born: 20 October 1898 at Mackay, QLD, Australia

Father:  John Allan ASKIE

Mother:  Jeanie Miller MASON

Marital Status: Single

Education:  Cessnock Public School, NSW.

Occupation:  Clipping

 

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 19 September 1916 at Rutherford, NSW.

Address at Enlistment: Annie Street, Allandale Road, Cessnock, NSW.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

25 October 1916 with 35th  Battalion,

5th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on Ship H.M.A.T. A11 "Ascanius".

Cause of Death:  Killed in Action on

12 October 1917 while serving with 35th  Battalion  at Passchendaele, Belgium

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Father, John Askie, Cessnock, NSW.

Religion: ?

Notes:

Charles Askie was killed during the advance Passchendaele. He was killed after a burst of machine gun fire, which wounded him in the leg and groin.  He died within a few minutes and was left in a shell hole.  His body was not recovered.  

Commemorative Details  

Memorials:

Panel 124,   Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium,

Panel No: 25;

Cessnock War Memorial, NSW;

Other Sources:

 


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