Born: 1881, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Died: 19th June 1902; age: 20; Died of Typhoid Fever at Fressingfield, Suffolk. His father James was at his bedside.

Invalided home to England – 14th April 1902.

Residence: New Street, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Occupation: Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 7th January 1901.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5726.

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Clasps Awarded: Transvaal + South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902.




1891   Fressingfield, Suffolk.


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

James Snowling, 39, an Agricultural Labourer, born Fressingfield.

Eliza Snowling (nee Welton), 39, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

James Snowling, 19, an Agricultural Labourer, born Fressingfield.

Benjamin Snowling, 19, an Agricultural Labourer, born Fressingfield.

William Snowling, 11, born Fressingfield.

Herbert Snowling, 3, born Fressingfield.


Samuel’s mother, Eliza Snowling died during the Summer, 1902, Fressingfield, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Snowling – father.


Samuel is also remembered on a brass war memorial at Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk.


Diss Express – 24th October 1902 – A SOLDIER’S DEATH –  In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Mr. F.S. Stevenson asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the assurance conveyed to him by the Hoxne Rural District Council on behalf of their Medical Officer of Health, that the disease of which Private Snowling, of the 2nd Norfolks, died at Fressingfield, on the 19th June last, was typhoid fever, and that he was suffering from it at the time of his discharge from hospital at Aldershot, and considering that two other persons contracted the disease from Private Snowling at Fressingfield, he would cause further enquiry to be made into the circumstances of his discharge, with the object of preventing, in the interests of public health, a repetition of similar incidents.

Mr. Brodrick replied: The Hon. Member has apparently been misinformed. Private Snowling was invalided home for secondary syphilis, and was treated in hospital as a convalescent for this disease until he left on sick furlough on 22nd May.


The Boer War.

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  • Interesting..Samuel would have been my great uncle, his brother being William my grandfather.
    Thanks for this…


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