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Snell, Norris

Snell, Norris, Capt., 8th (Service) Battn. The East Yorkshire Regt., eldest son of Joseph Snell, born Hornsey, Middlesex, 28 March 1875; educ. Dulwich College, and Guy's Hospital, London, where he graduated L.D.S. in 1896; subsequently became a Dentist; held a commission in the 1st Suffolk and Harwich R.G.A. for some time; volunteered his services on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914; was gazetted Lieut. East Yorkshire Regt. 3 Dec. 1914, and promoted Capt. April 1915, following; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug. 1915; was severely wounded in the chest, neck and arm at Loos in Sept. 1915; rejoined his regiment in Feb. 1916, returning to France in March, and was killed in action at Longueval 14 July following. Buried at Bazentin-le-Grand. His Major wrote; "He and I were always friendly, and he used to work so hard and cheerfully, he will ever be remembered in this battalion. I am glad to say he met his end from a bullet instantaneously at the head of his men, leading them on." He married at St. Marylebone Church, London, W.9., 9 April 1904, Ethel May (36 Warrington Road, Ipswich), dau. of Frederick Canton, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and had a dau. Joyce Canton, born 21 March, 1906. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour


First name(s)Norris
Date of birth1875
Place of birthHornsey, Middx
Family detailsSon of Joseph and Mary Snell of Woking
Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1893-1896
Dept / courseDental Student
QualificationsL.D.S., R.C.S. Eng. 1896
Military unit8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Date enlistedOutbreak of war
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsExpeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug. 1915. France March - July 1916
Date of death14 July 1916
Age at death41
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathLongueval
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBazentin-le-Grand
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; Woking War Memorial
NotesSee also Herbert Snell. Home Address in 1893 - 30 Benson Road, Forest Hill, SE London
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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