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Vivian Claude SNEYD

Regimental number++1696
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationSalesman
AddressJames Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Sneyd, James Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 3, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 22 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at WESTHOEK, East of YPRES 4th October 1917, and succeeding days L/Cpl. SNEYD, while in charge of a squad of bearers showed exceptional bravery, endurance and cheerfulness, despsite the heavy work, mud, rain, and fire from the enemy. Stretchers and rations were urgently needed for the forward squads - the weather being wet and bitterly cold and fires being unobtainable - this man volunteered to go back during the barrage fire of an evening counter attack, and returned with rations and stretchers for the R.A.P.'s. There was very considerable danger of being lost owing to the poor tracks and the darkness. The enterprise and resource of this bearer, and his personal disregard of danger, undodubtedly very materially helped in the difficult task of clearing the R.A.P.s on this boggy and dangerous road.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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