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William SNELL

Regimental number1378
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical assistant
AddressNorseman PO, Norseman, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.6
Height5' 8.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Snell, Norseman PO, Norseman, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club; previously rejected for enlistment on account of broken nose.
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date19 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915 (gun shot wound, ankle); disembarked, 19 November 1915; discharged, 19 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SNELL William

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