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William Charles SNELL

Regimental number2249
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressHigh Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Julia May Snell, High Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialCompton Chamberlayne Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Richard May (d. 21 December 1925, aged 80; bu. Eaglehawk Cemetery) and Maria SNELL (d. 14 December 1905, aged 60; bu. Eaglehawk Cemetery); Wife: J.M. SNELL, 172 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 1 august 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian DSermatological hospital, Bulford, 17 October 1916 (venereal disease); marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, from hospital, 19 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 64 days.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant; died (tubercle of lung), 16 March 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SNELL William Charles

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