Frederick Snoxall was listed in the Absent Voter Records for Abbots Langley in Autumn 1918 and Spring 1919. He was initially identified from the Absent Voter Records and was not recorded elsewhere in the Abbots Langley Parish records. In the Absent Voter Records Frederick was listed serving with “A” Instruction Battery of the Royal Field Artillery and his address was given at 11 Nash Mills, Abbots Langley.
Frederick was born in July 1897 at Abbots Langley. He was one of five children born to John and Louisa Snoxall. Frederick’s brother William also served in the Great War. At the time of the 1901 Census the family was recorded living at Primrose Vale and John’s occupation was listed as a Railway Labourer.
Frederick enlisted on 25th August 1914, and attended a Medical at Watford. When he enlisted he noted that his occupation was a Factory Hand, and that his address was 11 Nash Mills. He attested to the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) as a Gunner. His Service Record noted that he was sent to France on 1st June 1915, and throughout the next three years he was transferred between units within the RFA. The pages of his Service Record have been damaged and the exact details of his military service are illegible. The Absent Voter records indicated that he was serving with an RFA Instruction Battery when he was demobilised at Crystal Palace on 18th February 1919.
The Absent Voter Records indicated that Frederick returned to 11 Nash Mills, Abbots Langley. He survived the War, as did his brother William who had served with the Royal Navy. Also surviving the War and returning to 11 Nash Mills was George Snoxall, who had lived with his grandfather at Primrose Vale in 1901. However how George was linked to Frederick and William, other than by name, is not known.