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.
Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239.
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.
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.