Other names: Dick
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMere, WiltshireFonthill Bishop, WiltshireFirsdown, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Dick Snook was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 27 Jun 1896 and baptised there on 16 Aug 1896 the son of Edward Wilberforce Snook and Alice Mary Snook (nee Bennett). He lived all his early life at the Hollow Way, East Knoyle. He had enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 23663). He served in France and Flanders with the 6th Battalion and later transferred to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry (Service No. 27789), He served with the KSLI 7th and 10th Battalions. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Kathleen Lucy Fowler was registered in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Fonthill Street, Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, working as a General Farm Hand as well as being a volunteer ARP Warden. His death was recorded on 5 Jan 1992 at the age of 95 years whilst living at 9 Juniper Road, Firsdown, Salisbury, Wiltshire. His brother, Oliver Snook, had also served but regrettably was killed in action.