Driver Percy Glifford Snoxell

Pte Snoxell enlisted at Luton and served in the Royal Horse Artillery before joining 68th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action at an unspecified location in France on August 26th, 1914

Percy was the eldest son of Albert (b 1868) and Annie (b 1870) who were in lodgings in Inkerman Street at the time of the 1891 Census, a year after his birth. Albert is described as a straw hat bleacher originally from Totternhoe and Annie as a straw hat finisher born in Luton.

William Owen Postcard Collection

Complete Postcard album of Driver William Edward Owen. A fantastic resource containing roughly 90 postcards, offering a wonderful insight into the life of a soldier during WWI.

These postcards have not yet been transcribed so, visitors to the site are welcome to register, and use the comments section below this entry to add their transcriptions of the written content on these postcards.

The postcards vary in style from embroidery to printed media, and simple message cards.

Character Certificate W.E. Owen


9922 Driver Owen William Edward


This is to certify that the ex soldier named above has served with the colours for four years 196 days and his character during this period has been assessed as very good. Smart worker

Also 8 years colour service and 7 years 123 on BD & Z Reserves

J.M.Smith LT R..

For officer i/c R.H.&R.F.A

Date of Discharge 31/3/20  Woolwich

Certificate of Discharge W.E. Owen

Certificate of discharge of No 9922 Driver Owen  William Edward  R.H.&R.F.A

Specialist qualifications (military) nil

Chevrons one red four blue

1914 Star

British War Medal 1919

Victory Medal 1919        Wound stripes nil

Enlisted at Bangor !8th May 1900

He is discharged in consequence of termination of engagement

After serving twelve years 196 days with the colours and seven years 123 days in the Army Reserve

Date of Discharge 31/3/20

J.M.Smith Lt Rsn

Certificate of Transfer to the Reserve W.E. Owen

R.H. &R.F.A Records

Certificate of Transfer to Reserve

Regtl. No9922  Rank Driver

Owen William Edward

Unit & Regimentfrom which transferred to reserve  R.H.& R.F.A.

Enlisted on May 18th 1900

For R.H.&R.F.Artillery

Medals for present campaign not yet awarded

Has served overseas on active service

Place of rejoining in an emergency Preston

Medical category A

Specialist military qualifications nil

Year of Birth 1882

Discharge Papers W.E. Owen

These two pages show the front and back of a card issued to William Edward Owen in May 1908 when he left the army after 8 years.

This suggests he lied about his age . If he was 26 years and 3 months old in May 1908 then his birthday would have been in February  and the year of birth 1882. In fact his date of birth was 2nd  December 1883.

He must have enlisted in May 1900 in Bangor. He has not been found on the 1901 census which took place on the night of 31st March/1st April

He had served in the R.F.A (Royal Field Artillery) as a groom.

Driver John Percy Wood

John Percy Wood, one of sixteen children, from Slip End, nr. Luton  enlisted as a volunteer  aged 18 and joined Lord Kitcheners Army   on the 26th May 1915 at Luton, he was assigned Army number 2219, he undertook a medical examination, to test his fitness for active service, at Wardown Park Hospital and was judged as good.

He was assigned to the 2nd/5th Staffordshire Royal Field Artillery Battery, 2/3rd  North Midland Artillery Brigade, he undertook his training at Biscot Huts, an Army Camp near to Biscot Mill, Luton.

Driver William Edward Owen

Individual Summary:


Father: James Owen

Mother: Margaret Owens

William Edward Owen


Individual Report for William Edward Owen

Individual Facts:

Birth: 02 Dec 1883 in Tai Club Mawr, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, North Wales

Christening: 13 Feb 1884 in St Mary's Church,Llanerchymedd

Residence: 1891 in Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, Wales; Water Street,Llanerchymedd

Military Service: 1900; R F A 119th Bty 9922 William Edward Owen Driver

Occupation: 1900; labourer

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