Project Description

GEORGE SNOWDEN 1890–1976

George Snowden

Born 15th July 1890 Saxondale, Nottinghamshire

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

Married Clara Parnham Nottingham 1914, daughters christened in Radcliffe on Trent, Doris in 1917 and Sybil Marjorie 1920

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

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.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Lamcote Cottages, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 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)

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and buried in Radcliffe on Trent.