Driver Percy Glifford Snoxell

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

26 Aug 1914

War time / or Pre War occupation


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Place of Birth

Inkerman Street
United Kingdom

World War I Address

84 Grange Road (now St Peter's Road)
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 28th January 1915

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.

By the time of the 1901 Census the family were living at 10 Court Road, Luton. Percy, now 11, had three brothers and a sister - Albert William, aged 7, Cyril, 4, Ruth Amelia, 3, and Reginald Douglas, 1.

Percy had enlisted by the time of the 1911 Census. His widower father, 43, was now living at 42 Collingdon Street and was described as a wood box maker. Brother Albert was a painter's apprentice, Cyril a van boy, while Ruth and Reginald were at school, along with a younger brother and sister, Frank, aged 6, and Ethel Gladys, 5. The family had a housekeeper, Annie Holmes, 29, and two pensioners, William Inwood, 82, and Elizabeth Andrews, 70, living with them.

A report in The Luton News report on October 8th, 1914 - based on the latest casualty list at the time - had Percy as "wounded and missing". He was described as being well known in local football circles, having played in goal for Granville FC. It said Percy was in his last year of service and two of his brothers were serving the King - one in the R.A.M.C. and one in the Territorials.

Pte Percy Snoxell is included in the Luton Roll of Honour.

Individual Location

Author: Deejaya

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