Born: 1883, Ipswich.

 Died: 31st May 1915; age 32; accidently killed on active service.

 Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 Date of Entry Therein: 11th November 1914.


 Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9091.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


 Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Body exhumed in 1922 from Machine Gun Farm, identified by inscription on cross on grave plus a Suffolk Regiment badge, and reburied.

Grave Reference:


Ypres Reservoir Cemetery,








1891   190, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


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

John Garrod, 38, a General Labourer, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Alice Jane Garrod (nee Vince), 33, a Shirt Maker, born Semer, Suffolk.

Alice Maud Garrod, 10, born Ipswich.

Robert James Garrod, 6, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Garrod, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   1, Chalon Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 18 years old, a Barman. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Alice, 43, a Shirt Maker – at home.

Gertrude, 13.

Mary Elizabeth Garrod, 9, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Garrod, 7, born Ipswich.

William Charles Edward Garrod, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   51, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Albert was 28 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was 1 of 20 lodgers at the boarding house.

On the 1911 census Albert’s family had been seperated into various institutions including workhouses, the older children in rented accommodation and live-in domestic servants.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Garrod – mother.


Albert’s brother, Robert James Garrod, died 23rd April 1903, at Woolwich. He was a Driver for the 11th Coy, of the Army Service Corps. Service Number: 19165. He had enlisted at Ipswich, 24th March 1902, and was a Labourer.


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