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William Hugh Snowden

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  • Service number
    63342 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • New Zealand Infantry, 21 Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Roll of Honour WW2, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville (photo Ivan Conlon, 2012) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Snowden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    63342 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Frederic Hugh Snowden & Bertha Jane nee' Daulton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Dargarville Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Parents - Frederick Hugh and Bertha Jane Snowden, of Dargaville, Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • New Zealand Infantry, 21 Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-hugh-snowden
  • Service number
    63342 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Snowden was the son of Frederick Hugh and Bertha Jane Snowden, of Dargaville, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    25 October 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II. E. 5. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • 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

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