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Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd August 1917; age 21; Died of Wounds received in action at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 18, Tovell’s Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: with the Ipswich Gas Light Company.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 676714

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (T.F), ‘A’ Battery, 275th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

XVII. A. 14A.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemtery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Sergerant A. & Mrs. M. Garnham, of 18, Tovell’s Road, Ipswich.




1901   18, Tovells Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 5 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Alfred Edgar Garnham, 35, a Police Constable, born Castle Hedingham, Essex.

Margaret Elizabeth F. Garnham (nee Blowers), 30, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Donald Garnham, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   18, Tovells Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 15 years old, an Apprentice Gas Fitter – Gas Works. He was living with his

parents, brother, widowed paternal grandmother & widowed maternal grandfather.

Alfred, 45, a Police Sergeant – Borough Police.

Margaret, 40.

Donald, 14.

Emily Garnham, 68, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Walter Blowers, 64, a Painter – Coach – Motor & Carriage Works, born Bawdsey, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred E. Garnham – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


 Ipswich Gas Light Company.

Royal Field Artillery (T.F), ‘A’ Battery, 275th Brigade:

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