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The following service records were obtained in October 1989 by my husbands older brother Antony:
William Thomas SNOW
Born 8th October 1922 at Westhampnett, Bognor, Sussex.
Occupation: Carriage Oiler (Railway)
Description: Height: 5' 6"1/2; Chest: 34" Hair: dark brown; Eyes: hazel; Complexion: sallow.
He entered the Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 25th January 1938 with the number Portsmouth JX.156912.
He needed his parent's written permission to do so and the consent form was signed by his Mother Alicia Snow of Bognor Regis, Sussex.
On 8th October 1940, at age 18 years, he entered into a 12 year engagement in the Royal Navy. At this time his personal description was as follows:
Height: 5' 10"; Chest: 36".
The ships and shore establishments in which he served, together with the relevant dates, and his Rating at the time, were recorded as follows:
|HMS St Vincent||Boy 2nd Class||25 - 01 - 38 to 30 - 09 - 38|
|HMS St Vincent||Boy 1st Class||01 - 10 - 39 to 01 - 12 - 38|
|HMS Dunedin||Boy 1st Class||02 - 12 - 38 to 27 - 04 - 39|
|HMS Glasgow||Boy 1st Class||28 - 04 - 39 to 07 - 10 - 40|
|HMS Glasgow||Ordinary Seaman||08 - 10 - 40 to 07 - 05 - 41|
|HMS Glasgow||Able Bodied Seaman||08 - 05 - 41 to 08 - 09 - 41|
|HMS Li Wo||Able Bodied Seaman||------- ? ------ to 14 - 02 - 42|
William's medal entitlement was:
The Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
The Atlantic Star 1939/45
The Africa Star 1940/43
The Pacific Star 1941/45
The War Medal 1939/45
Please contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.
|Information provided by
Diane Snow, The London Gazette, and The CWGC
War Graves Commission record:
WILLIAM THOMAS SNOW
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Li Wo
Date of Death: 14/02/1942
Service No: P/JX 156912
Additional information: Son of Victor Osborn Snow and Alice Sophia Snow, of Bognor Regis, Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 65. Column 1.
Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL