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  • Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
27 Dec 1891
Lewisham London
He was the son of William Charles Snow of 88 Ilkeston Road Radford Nottingham and Annie Snow of 1 Noble Terrace Hendon Sunderland.
15 Jun 1915
600413 - CWGC Website
PO/423(S)
Private
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Embarked RM Brigade 8/5/15; Portsmouth Bn. MEF (Dardanelles) 30/5/15-15/6/15 DD. Snow was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 17 July 1915: Pte R SNOW RMLI, 88 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, killed in action June 15th.
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  • Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Reginald Henry Snow - Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918