Reginald Frederick Snell1

M, #24, b. Mar 1893, d. 8 May 1915
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FatherJames Snell b. between 3 Apr 1851 and 1 Apr 1853
MotherLucy Handley b. 11 Jul 1866
     Reginald Frederick Snell was born between 3 Apr 1891 and 1 Apr 1893 in Suffolk, England.2 His birth was registered in the Mar 1893 quarter in the Bosmere registration district; under the surname of Handley.3 He was the son of James Snell and Lucy Handley.
     On 8 May 1915 in The War Memorial, Debenham, Suffolk, England, Son of James and Lucy Snell, of Gracechurch St., Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Enlisted 1911.1
Reginald Frederick Snell died on 8 May 1915 in Ypres, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, at age 22; during WW1.1 He has no known burial place, and is commemorated on a Commonwealth War Memorial on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Vlaanderen, Belgium; Panel 21.1

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901James SnellReginald Frederick Snell was listed as a member of the household of James Snell in the 1901 census in Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Nellie Eva Snell, Frank Albert Snell, Archibald Snell, James Arthur Snell, Minnie A Snell and Lucy Handley.4
2 Apr 1911Reginald Frederick SnellHe was listed in the 1911 census in Army Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire, England.5

Military History

  • Reginald Frederick Snell began military service after enlisting in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.6
  • In 1915 Reginald Frederick Snell and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.7
  • On 8 May 1915 Reginald Frederick Snell was a Corporal, Serial Number 8214 and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Bn. Enlisted 1911. First entry into France was on 16th January, 1915.1,8
  • In 1916 Reginald Frederick Snell and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.9
  • In 1919 Reginald was awarded the British War Medal.10
  • In 1919 Reginald was awarded the Victory Medal.10
  • In 1919 Reginald was awarded the 1914-1915 Star.11
  • He was commemorated on 1 Mar 1920 on The War Memorial, Debenham, Suffolk, England.12

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1911Private 2nd Bn Suffolk Regiment2
Last Edited=22 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/914249/."
  2. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk).
  3. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1893 Bosmere 4a 853."
  4. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 82; Page: 26."
  5. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "RG14-03-1-22-03122_0152_3."
  6. [S472] Soldiers Died In The Great War of Reginald Frederick Snell, Suffolk Regiment, WW1 (Ancestry, Soldiers Died In WW1) "unknown cd."
  7. [S673] Booth's Almanac, 1915 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  8. [S60] Medal Card of Reginald F Snell, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "unknown cd."
  9. [S674] Booth's Almanac, 1916 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  10. [S60] Medal Card of Reginald F Snell, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll K/1/103 B23 Page 4480."
  11. [S60] Medal Card of Reginald F Snell, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll K/1/6B2 Page 298."
  12. [S120] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."