CHARLES VICTOR SNELL SMITH

Known as VICTOR SNELL.

Victor is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 6th June 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 9th October 1917; age: 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 267865.

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own),  1st/7th Battalion.

Formerly 2661, Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion and 6143, West Yorkshire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 42 to 47 & 162.

Tyne Cot Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Brother to HARRY PRENTICE SNELL SMITH.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Post Office, Shelley, Suffolk.

 

Victor was 3 years old and living with his paternal grandparents & cousin.

John Snell, 42, a Horseman on Farm, born Preston St. Mary, Suffolk.

Eliza Ann Snell (nee Smith), 42, born Lavenham, Suffolk.

Edward Snell, 13, a Letter Carrier, born Preston St. Mary.

 

1911   Burstall, Suffolk.

 

Victor was 13 years old, a Kitchen Boy – Domestic. He was living with his grandparents & cousins.

John, 51, a Horseman on Farm.

Eliza, 52.

Edward, 23, a Chauffeur – Domestic.

Robert Snell, 4, born Poplar, London.

 

Father: Charles Harry Snell Smith, born 1877, Lavenham.

Mother: Alice Snell (nee Staff), born 1876, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Charles Henry Snell – father.

 

Victor and his brother Harry are remembered on the war memorial at Barrow, Suffolk.

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