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'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« on: Sunday 04 October 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
Hi, is there anyone who can help me. I own a WWII crew photo. The photo shows the fallen RAF man Alfred Arthur Snook. He is buried in Paris (Poix de Picardie). He came from Redfield (Bristol). I would like to learn more about the life of this soldier. I already know how and where he died. However, I would like to know a little more about his daily life. Anyone who can help me? Maybe a local history club in Redfield? Anyway, thank you for your help.

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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 October 20 18:29 BST (UK) »
To start the ball rolling:

The CWGC website has his death 2 May 1944 aged 22.  The only matching birth on FreeBMD is:
SNOOK Alfred A, Dec qtr 1921 Woolwich vol 1d p2041, mmn LEE
There are no other SNOOK/LEE births in Woolwich, so either Alfred was an only child or the family moved to another district.

There is a marriage:
Mar qtr 1921 Woolwich vol 1d p2146 SNOOK Alfred E to LEE Elizabeth M
who may be his parents.

The 1939 Register (on paysites) could provide more information.

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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 October 20 19:25 BST (UK) »

Thank you very much Philip. So sorry he was an only child. Thanks again.


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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 November 20 13:28 GMT (UK) »
If you do not already have a copy of his service record, you can apply to the RAF's 3rd Party Disclosure Team. This website gives all the details on how to apply: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

You could look at the Operations Record Books for No. 218 Squadron for a day by day summary of events on the squadron: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2503992. These are currently free to download with a website registration for a limited time.
Most of my family tree covers the Highlands of Scotland, London, Hertfordshire and the Midlands of England. I work as a researcher in a military archive.

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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 November 20 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Possibly him on ForcesRecords free search ( from experience possibly not a lot of other info so not always worth paying for)
A A Snook  sergeant 1944  RAF Woolfox Lodge
218 Squadron appears to have been there    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Woolfox_Lodge

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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 November 20 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi, is there anyone who can help me. I own a WWII crew photo. The photo shows the fallen RAF man Alfred Arthur Snook. He is buried in Paris (Poix de Picardie).

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2847069/ALFRED%20ARTHUR%20SNOOK/


My uncle is also buried in the churchyard at Poix de Picardie; it is 28 km south-west of Amiens not in Paris.


There is another Snook/Lee birth;  1925  in Colchester;  could be related.  :-\
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 November 20 15:12 GMT (UK) »
If you do not already have a copy of his service record, you can apply to the RAF's 3rd Party Disclosure Team. This website gives all the details on how to apply: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

You could look at the Operations Record Books for No. 218 Squadron for a day by day summary of events on the squadron: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2503992. These are currently free to download with a website registration for a limited time.
 
Thank you very much.  I think I will be retrieving his service records.

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Re: 'Royal Air Force Alfred Arthur Snook. Redfield, Bristol
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 November 20 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Cath. and Nanny Meanwhile I managed to get a picture of him. But all information is of course more than welcome. Thanks again. Luc