King's College London
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Snell, Herbert

Second Lieutenant Herbert Snell L.D.S., of the London Regiment, was killed in action on April 9th, aged 36. He was the second son of Mr. Joseph Snell of Horsell, Surrey, and was educated at Guy's Hospital, taking the L.D.S., R.C.S. Eg., in 1905. He was in practice at Woking, Surrey, till he joined an O.T.C. in January 1916, and shortly afterwards went to the front, attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed while returning from patrol duty. His elder brother, Captain Norris Snell, L.D.S. of the East Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action in July 1916. He also was educated at Guy's, took the L.D.S., R.C.S. Eng., in 1896, and was in practice at Ipswich, till he took a commission on November 30th 1914. British Medical Journal 28 April 1917.


First name(s)Herbert
Date of birth1880
Place of birthBalham, Surrey
Family detailsSon of Joseph and Mary Snell of Woking, husband of Helen A Johnson (formerly Snell) of Nidd Vicarage, Ripley, Harrogate
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1903-1906
Dept / courseL.D.S. Eng.
QualificationsL.D.S., R.C.S. Eng., 1906
Military unit24th Battalion London Regiment/Lancashire Fusiliers attd 2nd/6th Bn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death7 April 1917
Age at death36
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBrown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital; Woking War Memorial
NotesSee also Norris Snell. Home Address in 1903 - High Street, Ely Cambs.
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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