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Walter Sewell SNOWDON

Regimental number2475
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolNewtown
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationQuarryman
AddressRyde, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Leoline Snowdon, 'Huon', Mellor Street, Ryde, New South Wales
Previous military serviceActive Service in South African War
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ambrose and Hennerritta SNOWDON; husband of G. A. SNOWDON, Banks Street, Meadow Bank, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 5166 Private Huon Mark Pritchard, 12th Battalion, killed in action 4 September 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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