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Offline TonyS

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Captain William Frederick Snook
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:52 PM »
I believe a relation of mine Captain? William Frederick Snook ex-Wiltshire Regiment, may have served in the Manchester Regiment shortly before WW2. Can anybody please help me to confirm this or otherwise.

Offline charlie

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Re: Captain William Frederick Snook
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 06:45:20 AM »
TonyS,
Your relation did serve with the Manchester Regt. The London Gazette records that he was retained by the RAOC as a Captain (Ordnance Officer Class 4) in May 1941 and removed from the list of Manchesters officers.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35163/supplement/2784

He was promoted Major (O.O. Cl 3) in 1943 and Mentioned in Despatches as a Lt Col for services in the Middle East in 1944.

Further searching in the LG  may reveal further information.

Charlie

Offline TonyS

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Re: Captain William Frederick Snook
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 08:13:34 AM »
Many thanks for replying quickly Charlie. Would the Regiment itself hold more info about how long he served and where; and if so who should I ask - preferably by email? Tony

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Re: Captain William Frederick Snook
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
Tony,
His records are only available from the MoD
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

I do not know how closely you are related, if you are not his next of kin the information that they will supply will be limilted to what does not breach the Data Protection Act.

Charlie

Offline TonyS

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Re: Captain William Frederick Snook
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 08:23:58 AM »
Charlie, he was my father who eventually retired as a brig in 1960 and died in 1984. TonyS