Image from 23rd March 1945 Evening Star newspaper.

Registered at birth – DONALD E. GARNHAM

Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 9th March 1945; age: 22; KiA.

Residence: 5, Ransome Crescent, Ipswich.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 14995504.

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 7th Battalion – Infantry.

Formerly of the Royal Marines.


Originally buried at Issum. Body later exhumed, identified and reburied 30th December 1946 at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Second youngest son of Percy & Violet Ethel Garnham, of Ipswich. 5, Ransomes Crescent Ipswich.


Father: Percy Arthur Garnham, born 1889, Ipswich.

Mother: Violet Ethel Garnham (nee Catchpole), born March 1894, Ipswich.

7th Battalion:
The Battalion was attached to 5th (Western Lowland) Infantry Brigade in Victoria Road, Glasgow.
1940: took part in some of the heaviest fighting in the Dunkirk campaign.
June 1940: Evacuated from beaches of Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
September 1944: Became part of the 52nd Lowland Division.
October 1944: Landed at the Belgian port of Ostend.
1945: In North-West Europe with the British Liberating armies.

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