William Albert SNELL

SNELL, William Albert

Service Numbers: 1428, 487
Enlisted: 12 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Kadina, SA, 1882
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 31 May 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
I D 10, Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1428, 12th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1428, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Itonus embarkation_ship_number: A50 public_note: ''
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1428, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
31 May 1918: Involvement 487, 3rd Field Company Engineers, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 487 awm_unit: 3rd Field Company, Australian Engineers awm_rank: Second Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-05-31

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Cpl W. A. Snell. M.M. died of wounds received in France on Mar 31. He was with the 3rd Field Company Engineers, and was a son of Mrs. Snell and the late Mr. J. L. Snell of Kadina. Cpl Snell was a brother of Mrs. J. Borlace (Rose Park), and Mrs. J. Hand, Perth. He was at the landing and evacuation on Gallipoli, and left Egypt for France in March 1916, where be won the M.M. for conspicuous bravery for work done in the first action at Pozieres. His brother. J. D. Snell, who was wounded in France, returned home last December.