JOHN HENRY WILLIAM GARRETT*

 Photograph courtesy of Wayne Driver

Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 1st September 1916; age 24; Died of Wounds. Served 4 years.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3870

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

VIII.B.168.

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alice Garrett, of 23, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.

 

 

Brother to ALBERT EDWARD GARRETT, CHARLES CHISNELL GARRETT & THOMAS FREDERICK GARRETT.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   36, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.

 

John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 37, a Chimney Sweep – own account.

Alice, 34.

Albert, 14.

Letitia, 12.

Olive, 11,

Thomas Frederick Garrett, 10, born Ipswich.

Bertie Stanley Garrett, 5, born Ipswich.

Charles Chisnell Garrett, 3, Ipswich.

Sidney Arthur Garrett, 3, born Ipswich.

Stanley Arthur Garrett, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

 

John was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.

Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper

Mrs. Garrett, 23, Woodhouse Street, has had seven sons and two sons-in-laws serving with H.M.Forces :(1) Pte. A. Garrett killed in France October 18th, 1914, Rifle Brigade, eight years’ service. (2) Pte. F. Garrett, prisoner of war in Germany, Suffolks. (3) Pte. J. Garrett, died of wounds in France, September 1st, 1916, Suffolks, four years’ service. (4) Pte. B. Garrett, serving in France, three years’ service. (5) Pte. C. Garrett, killed in France, November 3rd, 1915, Suffolks. (6) Pte. S. Garrett, wounded June 7th, now in New Zealand Stationary Hospital, France, Royal Irish Rifles. (7) Pte. S. Garrett, stationed at Worksop, Suffolks. (8) P.O. W. Botwright, R.N.A.S. (9) Seaman F. Beer, who has served 15 years in the Navy.

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