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Frederick James Snook

Surname: Snook
Other names: Frederick James
Other people in this story:
Robert Snook
Ellen Snook née Denness
Eva Snook née Field
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Manston, Dorset
Compton Dundon, Somerset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Frederick James Snook was born at East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30th August 1878, the son of Robert Snook and Ellen Snook (née Denness).  He spent his early life at Manston, Dorset, before moving to Shaftesbury some time before 1901.   He married Eva Field at Compton Dundon, Somerset, on 20th December 1903 and they went on to have two children.  By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 20 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 129605).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was with the 328th Siege Battery towards the end of his service.  Following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows he and his family were still at 20 Salisbury Street, and he was described as Manager of a Mineral Water Factory run by Stratton, Sons & Mead of Shaftesbury. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 10 Alumhurst Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, now described as a Grocer.  He died in Bournemouth on 17th November 1947.


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