Charles James SNEDDON

SNEDDON, Charles James

Service Number: 557
Enlisted: 11 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Merewether (Glebeland), New South Wales, Australia, 13 November 1887
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Tetnus, Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, 4 April 1934, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
GENERAL-33. 21.
Memorials: Newcastle Stallard Family Pictorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 557, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 557, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 557, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
10 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 20th Infantry Battalion
27 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 557, 20th Infantry Battalion, GSW to left hand - severe
21 Mar 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 557, 20th Infantry Battalion, Medical discharge due to wounding

Charles James SNEDDON

From Gary Mitchell, Australia and NZ in WWI group

A forgotten digger of The Great War and Sandgate Cemetery.

85 years ago today, on the 6th April 1934, Private Charles James Sneddon, 20th Battalion, labourer from Sawyers Gully Road, Weston, New South Wales and Maitland Road, Mayfield, N.S.W., father of three, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 46. GENERAL-33. 21.

Born at Merewether (Glebeland), New South Wales on the 13th November 1887 to Charles and Elizabeth Sneddon; husband of Florence May Sneddon nee Williams (married 1913, Kurri Kurri, N.S.W., died?) of 5th Street, Weston, N.S.W., Charles enlisted with the 34th Battalion at West Maitland, N.S.W.

Wounded in action - 27.3.1917 (GSW left hand, severe), Charles returned home February 1918.

His name has been inscribed on the Cessnock War Memorial.

Charles died in the Newcastle Hospital of tetanus on the 4th April 1934.

Mr Sneddon had been resting in an unmarked grave, so I have placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.…/war-…/index.php…

Lest We Forget.

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