Clarence Edmund Snider signature

On this day in 1918 Clarence Snider, an optician, was conscripted in Vancouver. He was born in Deseronto on March 24th or 25th, 1890, the son of George Edmund Snider and Ida (née Wartman). Clarence’s older brother, Leo, had enlisted in October 1917. When he was drafted, Clarence was living at 666 12th Avenue East in Vancouver.

Snider joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment with the regimental number 2021635.He was five feet six and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, brown eyes and light brown hair. His service record shows that he was transferred to 11 Special Service Company in Vancouver and served there until December 11th, 1918, when he was demobilized.

Clarence married Elizabeth Grey on November 2nd, 1932 in Vancouver, when he was working as an optometrist. He died in Vancouver on December 13th, 1972.

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