Other names: Oliver
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersPhilosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, FranceBishop's Fonthill, WiltshireHolloway, East KnoyleLonodn
Story: Oliver Snooke was born in 1892 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 6th November, 1892. He was the son of Edward Wilberforce Snooke, a Bricklayer, and Alice Mary Snooke (nee Barnard). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Stable Helper and living at 64 Holloway, East Knoyle. He enlisted in London and joined the 12th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (Service No. 5150). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 6th December 1916 and was buried at Philosophe British War Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.K.36). By the time of his death his parents had moved to The Lodge, Bishop's Fonthill, Wiltshire. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial. His brother, Dick Snook, also served but survived the conflict.