Leonard Walter SNELL

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SNELL, Leonard Walter

Service Number: 234
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Perth, Western Australia, 1887
Home Town: West Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Produce merchant/Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 May 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 34. Rev. Hayden officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, Helena Vale, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
29 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
11 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 11th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of C.L. Snell and Mrs. Kathleen De V Saw. Husband of Alice Frances Snell

10 March 1916 - Charged with disobeying lawful command from a spuerior officer in that he ordered to parade with his platoon at an out post he failed to do so. Sentence 2 years imprisonment with hard labour

29 May 1916 - Returned to Australia on Seang Bee as prisoner for Court Martial

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal