Born: 3rd March 1889, Ipswich.

Baptised: 29th May 1896, at St. Saviour’s Church, Hoxton, London. Parents: Emily Garrod & James Sudbury Garrod, a publican, of the ‘Cooper’s Arms’ Hyde Road, Hoxton. Albert’s four siblings were also baptised at the ceremony:

Frederick Ernest Garrod, Emily Mabel Garrod, Patience Elizabeth Garrod and Grace Gertrude Garrod.

Died: 3rd July 1916; age 27; Died of Wounds received on the 1st July – Gun Shot Wound to the Back. at No. 35 Casualty Clearing Station. Served 1 year & 166 days.

Residence: 3, Congrave Street, Old Kent Road, London.

Occupation: a Billiard Maker.

Enlistment Location: London; Date: 19th January 1915; Age: 25. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 4 ins. Mole near navel, front of chest, front of right arm & back of left shoulder.


Home: 19th January 1915 – 7th January 1916

B.E.F. France: 8th – January 1916 – 3rd July 1916.

Rank: Private; Service Number: P.S.1401

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex) Regiment, 16th Battalion, Public School’s Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

Grave Reference:


Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1.



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Violet L.A. Garrod, of Two Cottage, Vange, Pitsea, Essex.


1891   7, Pentland Terrace Ipswich.

Albert was 2 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Emily Garrod (nee Sargeant), 32, a General Shopkeeper, Woolpit, Suffolk.

Sophia Garrod, 8, born Texas, United States of America.

John Garrod, 7, born Ipswich.

Maud Garrod, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick Ernest Garrod, 9 months, born Ipswich.

1901   67, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Albert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Sudbury Garrod, 42, a Cellarman, born Colchester, Essex.

Emily, 40.

Sophia, 18.

Fred, 10.

Emily Mabel Garrod, 9, born Ipswich.

Polly Garrod, 7, born Ipswich.

Grace Gertrude Garrod, 5, born Ipswich.

Horace George Garrod, 2, born Ipswich.

William Percy Garrod, 1, born Ipswich.

1911   115, Canterbury Road, Peckham, S.E.

Albert was 22 years old, a Barman. He was 1 of 3 employee’s of 38 year old, Donald Sinclair, Licensed Victualler.

On the 3rd September 1906, at St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, Albert married Violet Lilian Agnes Cook, born 1885, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Queenie Elizabeth Garrod, born 2nd January 1907, Ipswich.

On paper Albert became father to Violet’s son:

Valentine Horace Garrod, born October 1912, Wood Green, London.

Albert and Violet had separated. On Christmas Eve, 1916, Violet Garrod married 27 year old Richard Valentine Frampton, at St. Jude’s Church, Grays Inn Road, London.The War Office and Albert’s parents had no known address for Violet Frampton.

Albert’s parents Emily & James Garrod became guardians to their grandaughter, Queenie.

Albert’s effects were sent to his mother, Mrs. Emily Garrod, of 13, Portman Poad, Ipswich, with a letter from the War Office. “Who shall be informed that they are the exclusive property of the late soldier’s child, Queenie. The medals to be retained by her until the child reaches the age to value them.”

On the 1st February 1921, Queenie signed to receive her late father’s Victory Medal.

On the 7th December 1920, Queenie signed to receive her late father’s British War medal.

Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Garrod – mother, and guardian of Queenie Elizabeth Garrod.

Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Duke of Cambridge’s Own, (Middlesex) Regiment, 16th Battalion, Public School’s Battalion:

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