- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription 449110 PTE. A. SNOB; STERLING
- Support loose
- Materials Sterling silver, Silkworm silk
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Snob, Private Alphonse
- Measurements Length 3.8 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption Alphonse SNOB
- Additional Information Born in 1896 at Masham, Québec, Snob enlisted in February 1916 with the 57th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Overseas, he was assigned to the 22nd Battalion in September, joining his unit in the field in October. He was lightly wounded in May 1917 and killed in action on 10 August 1918.
- Caption Medals Project- Snob, Alphonse
Alphonse Snob was born in Masham, Quebec, in 1896.
On his enlistment forms, Snob stated that his pre-war trade was “traveler”. He joined the 57th Battalion in Hull, Quebec, on 18 February 1916. Snob sailed to England with his unit on SS Olympic, embarking in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 June 1916. Upon its arrival in Liverpool on 8 June 1916, the 57th Battalion’s personnel was absorbed by the 69th Battalion. That battalion provided reinforcements to units already in France, in particular the 22nd Battalion.
Snob was transferred to the 22nd Battalion in October 1916 and joined the unit in the field later that month. He was killed in action in France on 10 August 1918, at the Battle of Amiens, during the Hundred Days Offensive.
Alphonse Snob is buried in Caix British Cemetery, in France.