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Frederick William SNOOK

Regimental number4520
OccupationFitters' assistant
AddressEast Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Snook, East Street, Brompton, South Australia
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. displayed great dash, being instrumental in capturing three hostile posts, with their garrisons and machine guns. By his promptitude and initiative in rushing these posts, almost before the barrage had lifted, his company were undoubtedly saved many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 186 Corporal Arthur George SNOOK, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919; Cousin: 2110 Pte Godfrey SNOOK, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1962
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery

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