|Place of birth||Blinman, South Australia|
|Address||c/- Mrs James Borlace, Kadina, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Snell, c/- Mrs James Borlace, Kadina, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/67/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary SNELL|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to 50th Bn from 13th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 27 May 1916; taken on strength of 50th Bn, Railhead, 30 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Found guilty, 6 November 1916, of whilst on active service, being absent from 0800 parade: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action, 28 March 1917, and admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (gunshot wound, scalp); transferred to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 March 1917; to No 4 Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 30 March 1917; to England, 17 April 1917; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, 17 April 1917 (gunshot wound, head, severe); to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 May 1917; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 May 1917.
Classified B1A3, 1 July 1917.
Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 June 1917.
Classified A3, 9 July 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 12 July 1917.
Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 August 1917 (Class C3).
Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 31 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 28 December 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), 4 March 1918.
Total war service: 1 year 356 days (of which 1 year 262 days was abroad).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||61|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SNELL John Davis|