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Forename(s): Jasper Whitfield
Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Worcestershire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 13th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 18 and 63.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE
Jasper Whitfield Snowdon was the son of Edward and Ellen Snowdon, née Armitage. Edward was born at Ilkley, Yorkshire and Ellen at sea.
1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 6, Park Drive - Jasper Whitfield Snowdon, aged 4 years, born Bradford, son of Edward and Ellen Snowdon.
1911 Fleetwood, Lancashire Census: Rossall School - Jasper Whitfield Snowdon, aged 14 years, born Heaton, Yorkshire. Student.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lieut Jasper Whitfield Snowdon, Worcestershire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 17 February 1915. Correspondence: Father - E. Snowdon Esq. The Garth, Embsay, Nr Skipton in Craven, Yorks.
A short biography of Jasper is included in: ‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).
See also: https://www.bradfordgrammar.com/former-pupils/bradford-grammar-school-in-ww1/
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
SNOWDEN, Lieut. Jasper Whitfield, aged 21, Worcester Regiment, the Garth, Embsay, killed in Mesopotamia Feb. 25, 1917.
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Lieutenant Jasper Whitfield SNOWDON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Worcestershire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division
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