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Stephen James SNEESBY

Regimental number7056
AddressDenne Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H Sneesby, Denne Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'In the operations from 18th to 21st September, 1918, near HARGICOURT, Private SNEESBY as Battalion Runner, was out on important errands almost continuously under heavy shell fire throughout the attacks and showed great ability in the location of positions in strange country. As a guide he greatly facilitated the work of reconnaissance by reason of the knowledge of the sector thus acquired. The thorough and cheerful manner in which hi discharged his duties is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7055 Pte Frank Edward SNEESBY, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 February 1949
Place of burialSedgefield Cemetery

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