Born: 1884, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 5th May 1915; age 31; KiA  – place unknown. Served 2 years & 322 days.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; age: 27 years & 5 months; Date: 18th June 1912; Occupation: Blacksmith’s Mate; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: brother – Thomas Snell, of 26, Gymnasium Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 2 7/8ins, blue eyes, yellow hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st August 1914.

Service: Home: 8th August 1914 – 29th August 1914. France: 30th – August 1914 – 5th May 1915.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/7342

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


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


Grave Reference:

Panel 4.

Ypres ( Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Thomas Snell, of 51, Beck Street, Ipswich.






1891   4, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 7 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Thomas Snell, 36, a Gas Fitter & Gas Meter Inspector, born Richmond, Surrey.

Harriet Snell (nee Sewell), 33, born Ipswich.

Thomas Snell, 9, born Ipswich.

George Arthur Snell, 3, born Ipswich.

Harry Snell, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   4, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 17 years old, a Blacksmith. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Thomas, 46, a Plumber & Gas Fitter.

Harriet, 45.

Thomas, 20, a Gas Fitter.

George, 14, a Printer’s Apprentice.

Harry, 12.


Walter’s father, Thomas Snell died, 1904, Ipswich. His mother, Harriet Snell died, 1911, Ipswich.


 Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion

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