PVT Albert Leo Ratell was born 16 Oct 1888 in Merritt, Michigan the 3rd of 4 children of Frank and Chornance (Laberdie) Ratell. In 1909 he married Minnie Lavigne. The couple divorced in 1913.
After entering the Army, Albert was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He was transported with his unit aboard the Finland which departed Hoboken, New Jersey on 15 Jun 1918. PVT Ratell was killed in action on 8 Oct 1918.