Photograph courtesy of Wayne Driver

Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 18th October 1914; age 27; KiA. Served 8 years.

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: Labourer – Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 28th December 1903.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th September 1914.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 9996

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 10.

Ploegsteert Memorial,









1891   36, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward George Garrett, 27, a Blacksmith, born Ipswich.

Alice Garrett (nee Richards), 24, born Colchester, Essex.

Letitia Alice Emily Garrett, 2, born Ipswich.

Olive Gertrude Garrett, 1, born Ipswich.

Thomas Frederick Garrett, 4 months, born Ipswich.


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


Albert was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 37, a Chimney Sweep – own account.

Alice, 34.

Letitia, 12.

Olive, 11,

Thomas, 10.

John William Henry Garrett, 8, 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   India.


Albert was 26 years old, a Soldier ranked Rifleman, in the 2nd Battalion of The Rifle Brigade.


In 1913, Ipswich, Albert married Edith Violet Garner, born July 1893, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Violet Lilian Garrett, born March 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edith Violet Osborne – widow & child.


Albert is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich and St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial

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.

The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion:

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