Lieutenant Hugh Mortain Snell

Service Number 253914


World War 2



KIA Age 21
Buried at Florence War Cemetery, Italy. II, E, 18

Hugh followed his brother to Harrow and Matriculated in 1941. He was up at Christ Church for a year.
He was a cadet at Sandhurst in 1942 and was gazetted to the Scots Guards on January 29th 1943 [His half brother had served in the same regiment in WW1. He died in 1965.]
Plaque commemorating the death of Hugh M Snell, the first to fall in the Allied liberation of the city. In 1997, a plaque, written in Italian and English, was placed on the corner of via Wolf and Lungarno Serristori, Florence. It recalls the night of August 3rd / 4th 1944, when Lt. Hugh M. Snell was mortally wounded, there, in a fight with the Germans. He was part of a reconnaissance patrol of British and Italian soldiers, who had penetrated into the part of Florence which was still under German control. A remembrance ceremony is held every August


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Italy Wolf and Lungarno Serristori, Florence, Italy Memorial at Wolf and Lungarno Serristori, Florence World War 1
Hugh Snell 4-8-1944 View

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