Snowdon Charles Henry

SURNAME Snowdon
NAME Charles Henry
PLACE-BIRTH Cooktown QLD
OCCUPATION Farmer's labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Townsville QLD
DATE-ENLISTMENT 28/10/1916
NEXT-OF-KIN (sister) Miss Alice Snowden, Brisbane QLD
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE enlisted Mossman according to WP Jones and worked for father RO Jones (see letter 25/05/1918)
REGIMENT-1 52nd Battalion AIF
REGIMENT-2 Other Battalions
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
KILLED-IN-ACTION France, 26/04/1918
OTHER-INFO British War Medal No.55554; Victory No.54714; Memorial Plaque No.344142; Memorial Scroll No.344142
STORY-OUTLINE Charles Snowdon embarked Sydney HMAT Ayrshire A33 24/01/1917 and disembarked Devenport UK 12/04/1917. He joined the 52nd Battalion in France 31/8/1917, was wounded in action with service wound to left thigh 27/04/1918. He died on the field 27/04/1918 and was buried at Crouy British Cemetery, Amiens, France. His death was published in the Roll of Honour lists by The Brisbane Courier, Thursday 23 May 1918 showing "no relatives" but W.P. Jones of Mossman QLD recognised the name as a man who had worked for his father, R.O. Jones, for a number of years. Jones was also able to advise the Officer-in-Charge of Base Records in Melbourne of the early whereabouts of his sisters in a Townsville orphanage and thus his next-of-kin sister Alice was able to be traced to Brisbane where she was living and a married woman.
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