Godfrey SNOOK

Regimental number2110
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
SchoolHindmarsh Public School, South Australia
AddressKnox Street, Carrendown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Snook, Carrendown via Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, Area 76; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death17.6
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie SNOOK. Native of Carrondown, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: 186 Corporal Arthur George SNOOK, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919; 4520 Sergeant Frederick William SNOOK DCM, 27th, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Admitted No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 17 May 1916 (influenza); discharged and rejoined unit, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 20 July 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2580205, 186 Pte A.G. SNOOK, 32nd Bn, 16 January 1917: Regarding Pte Godfrey Snook who was reported as missing since July the 19th [he] happens to be a cousin of mine and the last I seen of him was about ten mintues (sic) before we went over the top[.] I never seen (sic) nor heard any more of him until I joined the battalion again at the end of September when I made enquiries after him and I was informed by one of his mates that he was killed. I wrote home and informed his parents of what I knew[;] in the meantime I got a letter saying his mother had received a letter from one of his mates saying that he got a crack on the head and had gone to England and she thinks now that he is in hospital somewhere with a lossed memory and cannot tell hem who he is but I can honestly tell you that he got killed which I am sorry to say.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SNOOK Godfrey
Red Cross file 2580205