Pte. Edwin Charles Askew was born in London, England on October 12, 1885, to parents George Frederick Askew and Harriet Askew.
Askew enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the 144th Battalion on December 28, 1915. He shipped to England aboard the S.S. Olympic. leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 18, 1916, arriving in Liverpool, England on September 25th. Due to illness Askew remained in England until 1918, and was then demobillized and returned to Canada in the spring of 1919.
Pte. Edwin Charles Askew's Service Record (#830032) can be viewed/downloaded in pfd format through Library and Archives Canada.