Other names: Frederick Augustus
Locations in this story: Warminster, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMeaulte Military Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, FranceNorton Bavant, Warrminster, WiltshireGrosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, KentLudwell, Wiltshire
Story: 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.