Other names: Frank Harry
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireEgyptWest IndiesDownton, WiltshireDevizes, Wiltshire
Story: Frank Harry Snook was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 1 Jun 1885 and baptised there on 10 Apr 1885 the son of John Snook and Anna Mary Snook (nee Scammell). He lived his early life in Donhead St. Mary until he had enlisted on 1 Jun 1903 as a Boy in the Royal Navy (Service No. 223903). He served in many ships and shore establishments during his service becoming a Leading Seaman notably on HMS Venus from 2 Aug 1914 to 20 Jul 1917 in Egypt and later the West Indies. He was finally discharged due to some mental problems on 4 Feb 1920. He had been awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He had married Ethel May Durdle at St. Laurence Church, Downton, Wiltshire, on 27 Apr 1914. His death was recorded at the Devizes, Wiltshire, Registry in 1939.