Names on Ludwell War Memorial 1

Frederick Augustus Snelgrove

Surname: Snelgrove
Other names: Frederick Augustus
Other people in this story:
William Snelgrove
Fanny Ellen Snelgrove nee Foyle
Grace Hilda Snelgrove née Fitch
Locations in this story:
Warminster, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Meaulte Military Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France
Norton Bavant, Warrminster, Wiltshire
Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ludwell, Wiltshire

Frederick Augustus Snelgrove was born in 1888 in Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire. He was the son of William Snelgrove, a Farm Labourer, and Fanny Snelgrove (nee Foyle). At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Chauffeur and living at Norton Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire. In 1917 he married Grace Hilda Fitch - there were no known children of the marriage. He originally enlisted with the Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 14297). He held the rank of Corporal. At some stage he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 24th August 1918 and was buried at Meaulte Military Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France (grave id. F.14). At the time of his death his wife was living at 198, Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.    

  • Ludwell War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives