Snodland Men who served in the Great War 1914-1918, compiled by Andrew Ashbee

Snodland Men who served in the Great War 1914-1918, compiled by Andrew Ashbee

Published by the Snodland Historical Society in 2015, 96 pages. A4 size spiral bound booklet (N7385)

Snodland is a town situated on the River Medway in the north of Kent (midway between Rochester and Maidstone), and this booklet details the men from the town who served during the First World War. Arranged in A to Z format, the biographical information provided about each man varies depending upon what is known (some are a couple of lines, others are half a page or more), and one entry is provided below to give an idea of what is included:

ATTWOOD, CHARLES COLESTON. Rifleman Y11679, 4th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps, B Company; died of wounds, 10 May 1915, Battle of Ypres, aged 23. Formerly a side-drummer in Snodland Town Band; worker at Lee's Cement Works. Born: St Mary's, Bristol; enlisted: Chatham. Memorials: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 51 and 53; All Saints, Snodland; War Memorial: Snodland Cemetery. [Death reported KM 18 Dec 1915] Son of Richard John and Ellen Attwood, of 4 Gerda Villas, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent.

The booklet will thus be an invaluable help to anyone interested in the men from Snodland who served during the First World War, as well as people with a more general interest in the history of the town during the conflict....

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spiral bound spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the booklet was produced and printed privately, and so lacks the finish of a more proffesional publication - the small photographs are all photocopy quality, and errors during printing have added 8 blank pages in amongst the contents (but none of this detracts from the fascinating contents)