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Rifleman Arthur Snow's story was covered in a thread on this forum some 6 months ago. He was killed during a trench raid on the 8th RB's trenches by the 128th Infantry Regiment, 71st Brigade, 36th Infantry Division. With the help of Jack Sheldon we were able to compare the notes from both sides concerning this trench raid.

The thread covering Arthur's story was called Raid by 128th I.R. night of 11-12/2/18, I will see if I can put a link to the thread here.

8th Rifle Brigade's diary for 12/2/18:

"Weather fine. In the early morning enemy attempt to raid Sphinx Post, held by D Coy. The bombing is heard by Lieut. J.A. Gould who is out with a patrol. He at once faces his patrol about with the object of cutting off the enemy. A firefight ensues. The enemy who has superior numbers manages to retreat, taking his wounded with him, leaving one wounded and one unwounded prisoner in our hands. The N.C.O. in charge of the enemy party subsequently found dead on our wire.

Two infernal machines for blowing up dugouts also captured from the enemy. Casualties to our patrol 1OR wounded, casualties in front line, Captain H.R. Adair and 2nd Lt. G. Brown wounded, 1OR killed and 5OR wounded, 3OR missing.

The battalion Casualty returns show that Arthur Snow was the OR killed as mentioned in the diary.

Andy

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RIP Arthur "In sacred sleep they lie. Say not that the brave die"
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Thanks Des,

Thats the thread just did not seem to be able to get the link to work.

Andy

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  • 2 weeks later...

Remembered.

Rest in peace.

Do not weep,babe,for war is kind

Because your father tumbled in the yellow trenches,

Raged at his breast,gulped and died,

Do not weep.

War is blind.

Jon Silkin.

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Remembered.

Rest in peace.

Do not weep,babe,for war is kind

Because your father tumbled in the yellow trenches,

Raged at his breast,gulped and died,

Do not weep.

War is blind.

Jon Silkin.

In giving his life for England's sake, he lost all but England's praise.

RIP.

SPN

Maldon

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