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  • Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
27 Dec 1891
Lewisham London
James Reginald Henry Snow was born in 1891 in Lewisham and was the son of William Henry Snow of 88 Ilkeston Road Radford Nottingham and his first wife the late Elizabeth Susan Snow née Barker. His father William Henry was born in 1860 in Dublin and his mother Elizabeth Susan Barker was born in 1863 in London, they were married on 8th August 1886 in St Marks Church, Notting hill, London, they went on to have 10 children : Alice b1887 London, Florence b1888 London, William Charles b1890, James Reginald Henry b1891, London, Grace Edith b1894 London, Dorothy Jane b1895 London, George Frederick b1898, London, Constance May b1900 Birmingham, Beatrice Maud b1901 Newbury, Berkshire, and Elsie May b1905 Newbury, Berkshire In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Bovill Street, Radford and are shown as Elizabeth Susan, 47 yrs married a wardrobe dealer she is living with her children William Charles 20 yrs a wardrobe dealer, Grace Edith 17 yrs a laundress, Dorothy Jane 15 yrs a laundress, George Frederick 13 yrs,Constance May 11 yrs, Beatrice Maud 11 yrs, and Elsie May 6 yrs.
15 Jun 1915
24
600413 - CWGC Website
PO/423(S)
Private
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Former merchant seaman, Private James Reginald Henry Snow, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division, enlisted on 1st December 1914 , he embarked with the Royal Marines Brigade on 8th May 1915, He was in the Dardenelles from 30th May 1915 and was killed in action on 15th June 1915.He is buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Snow was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 17 July 1915: Pte R SNOW RMLI, 88 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, killed in action June 15th.
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  • Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Reginald Henry Snow - Photograph published on 17th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of James Snow at Lancashire Landings Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebookpages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    James Reginald Henry Snow - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of James Snow at Lancashire Landings Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebookpages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
  • Photograph of Lancashire Landings Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, James Reginald Henry Snow's grave is bottom right foreground, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Reginald Henry Snow - Photograph of Lancashire Landings Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, James Reginald Henry Snow's grave is bottom right foreground, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918