25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


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Richard Harold SNELL

Richard was born on the 15 May 1893 in Stonehouse, Devon, the son of Richard, a laundry manager / army pensioner (1911 census) & Mary (nee Giddy).
He married Ivy Holland in 1915 in Clapham Junction.

Service record
 
Enlisted - 29 Aug 1914 at Fulham -1/25th Bn London Regt.Service no's - 1512, 740449.
Born - 15 May 189? - Plymouth, parents Richard & Mary.
Address - 53 Replingham Rd, Southfields, Wandsworth, SW18
Marital status - Married, 4 Sep 1915, Clapham Junction.
Occupation - Commercial Traveller, builders ironmonger.
Employer - Messrs. H.J. Shearm Ltd, 30 High St, Putney, London SW18.
Approved Scociety - Rechabites
Departed fro India per the S.S. Ceramic on 3 Feb 1916, arrived Bombay 26 Feb 1916.
Disability - Malaria contracted in India Aug 1918.
Military character - Very good.
Embarked for UK on 9 May 1919 per HT Indarra - "Unfit to stand another hot weather in India".
Arrived UK 1 Oct 1919.
Disembodied - 4 Jul 1919.

Richard retruned from India in May 1919 per 'Indarra'. Nominal roll  - India to UK.

From the collection of fellow soldier Percy Chisnell.

[Note by Amanda] - Written on reverse is " From your sincere chum Dick . Richard H Snell " . On each side of the word "post card " ( on reverse ) it says
Tarjeta postal......Bilhete postal ( printed ) 
My thanks to Amanda for providing the photo.
 

From the collection of fellow soldier Percy Chisnell.

[Note by Amanda] - Written on reverse is "your sincerly Richard H Snell
(Willoughly )" and "yours sincerely C. Ronald Alford 10/4/17".

My thanks to Amanda for providing the photo. 


 

 

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