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James Brown SNEDDON

Regimental number282
Place of birthGilmerton, Scotland
Age on arrival in AustraliaAs a baby
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressWest Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinBrother, Charles Sneddor, Sawyers Gully Road, Weston, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy as a lad.
Enlistment date30 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 7 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death48
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VII, Row K, Grave No. 21), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father of Walter SNEDDON, "Glen Esk", Howard Street, Canterbury, New South Wales. Native of Gilmerton, Scotland
Family/military connectionsSon: 3124 Sapper Walter Fitzgerald SNEDDON, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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