Other names: Arthur Spencer George
Locations in this story: Twickenham, MiddlesexEbbesbourne Wake, WiltshireWimborne, DorsetEgyptHolt, Hinton Parva, DorsetVerwood, Dorset
Story: Arthur Spencer George Snook was born in Twickenham, Middlesex, on 9 Aug 1889 and baptised at St. Stephen's Church, East Twickenham, on 15 Sep 1889 the son of Thomas Snook and Albertina Louisa Snook (nee Scammell). The family, who were local, moved back to Prescombe Cottages, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, by 1901 where Stephen spent much of his early life. His marriage to Bessie Lydia Bluebell Pounds was recorded at the Wimborne, Dorset, Registry in 1909. By 1911 Stephen was living at 318 Holt Wood, Holt, Hinton Parva, Dorset, working as a Carpenter. He enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 34504). He served in Egypt from 16 Sep 1915 with the 441 Field Company and was eventually discharged on 17 May 1919 with heart trouble for which he received a small pension. He awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Yard, Newtown, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Wheelwright and Undertaker as well as acting as a Special Constable. He died in Verwood, Dorset, on 17 Feb 1959. His brother, Herbert Trevor George Snook, also served but was killed in action during the conflict.