picture from C Baker


Born: 16th November 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd September 1914; age 32; KiA with submarine in North Sea.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 200552(R.F.R., Ch.B.9185) (Ch); Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Aboukir’.


Grave Memorial:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Diana Garrod, 6, Samuel Road, Ipswich.




1891   13, Wells Street, Ipswich.


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

Charles Garrod, 31, a Sail Maker, born Ipswich.

Diana Garrod (nee Weatherson), 29, born Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Sidney James Garrod, 9, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Diana Garrod, 6, born Ipswich.

Edith Kate Garrod, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   Gibralter


Charles was 18 years old, an Ordinary Seaman in the Royal Navy on board ‘Majestic’ a Battleship 1st Class, a Channel Squadron. Captain – George le C. Egeslow CB.


1911   Gibralter


Charles was 28 years old, an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy on board ‘Berwick’ a First Class Armoured Cruiser, a Fourth Cruiser Squadron – with 484 men on board. Captain – Hugh Thomas Hibbert. Charles was CofE.


Charles’s mother Diana Garrod, died 1914, Ipswich.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich and St. Clement’s Congregational Church WW1 Memorial

post office


H.M.S. ‘Aboukir’


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