George Snowden

Photograph from family collection

Born 15th July 1890 Saxondale, Nottinghamshire

Baptised 2nd April 1893 at St Peter and St Paul, Shelford, Notts.

Married Clara Parnham in Nottingham 1914, daughters christened in Radcliffe on Trent, Doris May born 28 April 1917 and Sybil Marjorie 19 January 1921, son David born 15 September 1929

Died 1976. He is buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery.

1891 Census

Age 8 months living with father John, self-employed, mother Jane and brother James 4 on Main Street, Saxondale.

1901 Census

Age 10 living at Saxondale with parents and brothers James 14 a farmer’s boy and Arthur 3.

1911 Census

Age 20 living at Saxondale, with parents John, farm labourer, and Jane (Barnard), brothers James 24 now a horseman on a farm and Arthur 13 at school. George is employed as a waggoner on a farm.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 283634 WR/289751

Military Unit: 265th Railway Company, Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed. The 265th served in Egypt from April 1917

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Lamcote Cottages, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

He is described as a platelayer on marriage certificate.

1921 Census

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: Platelayer, Great Northern Railway

Household: wife Clara and daughters Doris and Sybil

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Lamcote Cottages, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Railway Engineering Maintenance Repair Staff, Permanent Way Length Man (Heavy Worker)

Household: living with wife Clara (born 13.4.1893), daughter Sybil, tailors and son David at school.

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and buried in Radcliffe on Trent.