Cleethorpes -Thomas Henry Snell DCM; MM

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Reference WMO/266506


The Cemetery

Beacon Road


DN36 8EQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Square grave space enclosed by 4 deep chamfered kerbs. Peon post to each corner and lettering in faded black lead. One kerb displaced but unbroken. Remains of broken vase base within space
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Kerb: Also Private T.H. Snell. D.C.M. M.M. Died Of Wounds Aug 31st 1918 Aged 34 Years. Note: Known from previous MI recording at cemetery that space also commemorates Elvidge Osbourne died 7th March 1927, aged 75 years, and his wife Elizabeth Osbourne who died 3rd February 1938, aged 86 years but wording, line spacing and locations unknown.

Refers to: Thomas Henry Snell. Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal. Private 25943. B Coy, 2nd Bn, Lincs Regt. Son of Thomas Dimond and Fanny Snell of Grimsby, husband of Elizabeth Ann Snell of 3 Charles Street, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Born Grimsby, enlisted Cleethorpes, Died of wounds 31 August 1918. Commemorated FIENVILLERS BRIT CEMETERY. D.C.M. awarded Gazette Issue 30932 published on the 1 October 1918. Page 22 of 32. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a company runner. In the dark, under heavy machine-gun fire, he took forward fresh parties and re-established two advanced posts that had given way. He frequently carried messages under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He showed fine courage and devotion to duty. Military Medal : Gazette Issue 30172 published on the 6 July 1917. Page 28 of 38

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