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William Hugh Snowden
The following is an excerpt from a transcript of the recorded memoirs of WWII service of my deceased father (Pvte D.W. Fletcher, Auckland 21st Battalion, Service number 61976)
Commenting on losing his mates in battle:
"There was so much of it going on ...you [couldn't] afford to dwell on it at the time …for instance, Bill Snowdon was a pretty close mate ...he went away with us in the same company ...got transferred to batman for one of the officers, one morning he came around with a message, I remember he dropped into the trench and was talking to us for a while, then went on his way. Next thing word got around, “Bill got shot this morning. Shot through the heart.” He was on his way back….you would get a fair bit of that sort of thing."
Public - Graham B - 3 August 2016