Other names: George
Locations in this story: Hindon, WiltshireEast Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMere, Wiltshire
Story: George Snook was born in Hindon, Wiltshire, on 24 Oct 1889 the son of George William Snook and Kate Snook (nee Ford). He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, in East Knoyle. He had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10253). He served in France and Flanders from 14 Jan 1915 with the 1st Battalion as a Corporal where he received gunshot wounds late in the conflict. He was judged to be unfit for further service and discharged on 29 Jan 1919 for which he was awarded the Silver War Badge No. B159171 as well as a pension until 1922 then a final gratuity. He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, still single and working as a Dorset County Council Roadman. His death was recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry on 17 Jul 1953. His brother, Albert Henry Snook, also served and survived the conflict.