Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 13th August 1915; age 23;  Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Residence: 196, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Qualified Chemist. First started at Messrs. Cornells, chemists – then went to Folkstone, Kent, becoming qualified last Christmas.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich. Signed up for the duration of the war.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915.

Robert joined the Casualty Clearing Station last February through the late Dr. W.A.Gibb. He acted as Dispenser for the unit.


Rank: Sergeant/Dispenser; Service Number: 67

Regiment: R.A.M.S., East Anglian Casualty Clearing Station, 54th 1st/1st East Anglian.


Service: Promoted to Sergeant – 2nd February 1915. Served – 190 days.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Snell, of 196, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.




1901   128, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Snell, 46, a Baker – employer, born Ipswich.

Sarah Ellen Snell (nee Cracknell), 43, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Herbert Robert Snell, 16, a Cabinet Maker, born Ipswich. Deaf & Dumb.

Ethel Mary Snell, 14, born Ipswich.

Arthur Cracknell Snell, 13, born Ipswich.

1 servant – mother’s help.


1911   196, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 18 years old, a Chemist’s Apprentice. He was living with father & siblings.

Robert, 56, a Baker – employer.

Ethel, 24, an Art Needlework Assistant.

Arthur, 23, a Baker.

1 visitor

1 servant.


In 1911, Robert’s mother was away visiting his paternal uncle, 62 year old, Harry Snell, an Architect & Estate Surveyor, his aunt & 5 cousins. At their family home The Kymin, Beach Road, Penarth, Glamorganshire.


Probate to Robert Snell – Baker.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Snell – father.

Robert is also remembered on Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



‘Royal Edward’

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