Other names: Oliver
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersPhilosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, FranceBishop's Fonthill, WiltshireHolloway, East Knoyle
Story: Oliver Snooke was born in 1892 in East Knoyle. He was the son of Edward Snook, a Bricklayer, and Alice Mary Snook. 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 the Royal Fusiliers (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 (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.