|Place of birth||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, James Snedden, Vincent Street, South Cessnock, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||34th Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||34th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 165 (24 October 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.
Marched out to Lewis Gun School, 12 January 1917; rejoined 34th Bn, in the field, 20 January 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 17 April 1917.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 17 April 1917.
Promoted Sergeant, 30 July 1917.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 15 November 1917.
On leave to Paris, 24 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 31 December 1917.
On leave to England, 10 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 26 February 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 16 March 1918.
Mentioned in Despatches.
On leave to England, 2 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 19 September 1918.
Wounded in action, 29 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right leg and hands), and admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 30 September 1918; to England, 2 October 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 3 October 1918 (wounds: severe).
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), 17 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SNEDDEN James|