Photograph courtesy of John Reffell


Born: 27th November 1891, Bredfield Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Died: 25th April 1915; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1908.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd August 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 10595

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 44 & 46.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Sarah Ann Rattle, of 45, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.




1901   Bredfield Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Samuel was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Rattle, 36, an Iron Moulder, born Woodbridge.

Sarah Ann Rattle (nee Land), 34, born Norfolk.

John Rattle, 14, a General Labourer, born Woodbridge.

Sarah Ann Rattle, 13, born Woodbridge.

Mary Ann Rattle, 11, born Woodbridge.

James Rattle, 8, born Woodbridge.

Elizabeth Hannah Rattle, 6, born Woodbridge.

Edith Rattle, 4, born Woodbridge.

Rose Rattle, 2, born Woodbridge.

Charles Arthur Rattle, 1, born Woodbridge.


1911   Marlborough Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire.


Samuel was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Lance Corporal.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Rattle – father.


Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion


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