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256 Siege Battery Ernest William Snary


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Good morning all,

I am French. I live in the north of France. My 17th century house has certainly always been a resting place for soldiers during wars.(WW1 World War I) (The last were German soldiers during World War II).

Right now, I have to redo the attic floor. Under the floor, I find objects of British soldiers from the Great War. Cigarette butts, matchboxes, matches, chocolate wrappers, buttons, playing card and envelope, stamp and letters ...
It is moving to find the traces of the passage of men who left their country for this terrible war.

I absolutely have to do this floor. A company would smash the whole floor and vacuum everything up with a big vacuum cleaner. So I do this on my own, but it takes a lot longer.

All these objects that are of value to me because they make the history of this house. But honestly, I don't know if they really have an interest.

So in your opinion, is there such a historic interest in recording all of this?
I await your answers.

On an envelope I can read if I'm not mistaken ...


?? W. Pnavy 117? 4
256 Seat Battery
R.G.A.
B.E.7
France

 

I translate with the "translate.google" translator.

Thank you for your answers.

M LEGRAND

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Welcome et Poisson D'Avril? :)

So, we known he was with 256th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and that his 6 digit service number starts with 117 and possibly ends in 9?

The RGA medal rolls starting 117 start here (on 'Ancestry'): https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/5119/images/41629_626640_11446-00059?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=86deed20358ca1eb47f81535ac625d50&usePUB=true&_phsrc=AHE10608&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=3614478

 

With a bit of searching through the next 1000 numbers it may be possible to pinpoint him. I thought it might be Friary, but I don't see that name.

There are a lot of 256th SB men within the 117700-900s range.

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Merci d'avoir sauvé ce trésor et d'avoir publié la photo.

Ernest était connu sous le nom de William et avait un frère jumeau appelé Horace. Il avait 20 ans lorsqu'il a été tué au combat et il est enterré au cimetière Buffs Road, à Ypres.

 

How very moving, thank you for sharing and taking such care with your repairs.

Ernest, known as William, was 20yrs old when he was killed in action.

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/451719/E W SNARY/

 

Brilliant detective work Ivor.

 

2 hours ago, LEGRAND said:

Good morning all,

I am French. I live in the north of France. My 17th century house has certainly always been a resting place for soldiers during wars.(WW1 World War I) (The last were German soldiers during World War II).

Right now, I have to redo the attic floor. Under the floor, I find objects of British soldiers from the Great War. Cigarette butts, matchboxes, matches, chocolate wrappers, buttons, playing card and envelope, stamp and letters ...
It is moving to find the traces of the passage of men who left their country for this terrible war.

All these objects that are of value to me because they make the history of this house. But honestly, I don't know if they really have an interest.

So in your opinion, is there such a historic interest in recording all of this?
I await your answers.

M LEGRAND

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He is Remembered here and there is also a photograph.

His parents were Harry (Henry) and Sarah and he had a twin brother Horace.

 

https://www.rutlandremembers.org/fallen/397/snary-gunner-ernest-william

 

His CWGC Headstone - Buffs Road, Cemetery, Ypres

@Simon Birch thank you for much clearer photograph.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11154143/e-w-snary#view-photo=2171162

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This photo of his grave is perhaps a little clearer. Source: John Stokes.

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Thanks David. The magical powers of an administrator! A fascinating and moving story that deserves its own thread.

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From: Grantham Journal - Saturday 03 November 1917

 

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LEGRAND, Where in France do you live - it may be possible to say when Gunner Snary was there?

Simon

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Ernest William et son frère jumeau Horace sont nés à Whissendine le 21 septembre 1897, les plus jeunes enfants de Harry et Sarah Snary. Il était connu sous le nom de William plutôt que d'Ernest. Son jumeau et son frère aîné Harry ont également combattu pendant la première guerre mondiale mais ils ont survécu

William a fréquenté l'école du village jusqu'à l'âge de quinze ans, lorsque, selon George Phillips dans Rutland et la Grande Guerre: «Il était aimé de ses professeurs par sa conduite exemplaire et l'attention qu'il portait à son travail. En quittant l'école, il est allé comme assistant de M. Grocock, épicier, Whissendine, et était connu des villageois, et partout comme un garçon très obligeant. Il était membre du Whissendine Cricket Club et un joueur de cricket très prometteur. »

Il s'engagea dans l'armée le 6 septembre 1916 et se rendit en France le 8 février 1917 avec la 256th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Il a été tué au combat le 4 octobre lors de la troisième bataille d'Ypres (Passchendaele) par un obus éclatant alors qu'il s'abritait dans une pirogue.(abri de tranchée)

Une lettre à ses parents du commandant en chef disait: `` L'artilleur Snary était un soldat très populaire en raison de sa bonne humeur et de sa volonté d'aider ses camarades dans tout, et tous expriment leurs condoléances avec vous pour votre perte. '' Il est enterré à Buffs Road Cimetière près d'Ypres, tombe E.3, aux côtés de trois autres membres de son équipe de tir tués avec lui.

On se souvient de William sur le monument aux morts de Whissedine ainsi que sur une pierre tombale familiale dans le cimetière.

 

Ernest William and his twin brother Horace were born in Whissendine on September 21, 1897, the youngest children of Harry and Sarah Snary. He was known as William rather than Ernest. His twin and older brother Harry also fought in World War I but survived.

William attended the village school until the age of fifteen, when, according to George Phillips in Rutland and the Great War: “He was loved by his teachers for his exemplary conduct and attention to his work. On leaving school, he went as an assistant to Mr. Grocock, grocer, Whissendine, and was known to the villagers, and everywhere as a very helpful boy. He was a member of the Whissendine Cricket Club and a very promising cricketer. "

He enlisted in the army on September 6, 1916 and went to France on February 8, 1917 with the 256th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action on October 4 during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) by a bursting shell while taking cover in a dugout. (Trench shelter)

A letter to his parents from the Commander-in-Chief read: 'Gunner Snary was a very popular soldier due to his good humor and willingness to help his comrades in everything, and all express their condolences with you for your loss. . He is buried at Buffs Road Cemetery near Ypres, grave E.3, alongside three other members of his shooting team killed with him.

William is remembered on the Whissedine war memorial as well as on a family gravestone in the cemetery.

 

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Vous êtes incroyable. (incroyable ?)

Quel travail!

 

On peut donc penser que le soldat Ernest William SNARY est venu se reposer dans le grenier de la maison.
J'habite à Anzin-Saint-Aubin, près d'Arras dans le Pas-de-Calais.
J'ai trouvé cette carte. Aucune photo de l'époque ...
Coordonnée.
51B NW 3 CARRÉ G7d G8c G13b G14a

 

Une photo d'une partie du grenier où il s'est probablement reposé. Cela n'aurait pas dû changer.

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You're incredible. (amazing?)

What work !

We can therefore think that the soldier Ernest William SNARY came to rest in the attic of the house.
I live in Anzin-Saint-Aubin, near Arras in the Pas-de-Calais.
I found this card. No photo from the time ...
To coordinate.
51B N.W. 3 SQUARES G7d G8c G13b G14a

A photo of part of the attic where he probably rested. It shouldn't have changed.

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Si vous me le permettez, j'aimerais envoyer votre photo de l'enveloppe et de votre grenier sur le site Web de Rutland Remembers. Parmi les photographies sur le site Web, il y a celles-ci.

 

If you allow me, I would like to send your photo of the envelope and your attic to the Rutland Remembers website. Among the photographs on the website are these.

 

 

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