John is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1899, Little Blakenham, Suffolk.
Died: 19th June 1918; age: 19.
Residence: 7, Handford Cut, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 41347.
Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Kate Garrod, of 7, Handford Cut, Ipswich.
1901 Cottage, Common, Little Blakenham, Suffolk.
John was 2 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.
Kate Garrod (nee Rattle), 31, born Bramford, Suffolk.
Alfred George Garrod, 3, born Little Blakenham.
Kate Alice Garrod, 1, born Little Blackenham.
1911 9, Handford Road, Ipswich.
John was 12 years old, a News Boy and attended school. He was living with his mother, siblings and step sisters.
Alfred, 13, an Errand Boy – Grocer.
Eva Rose Garrod, 8, born Ipswich.
Mabel Ethel Garrod, 6, born Ipswich.
Lilian Eliza Garrod, 3, born Ipswich.
John’s father was George Alfred Garrod, born 1867, Bramford, Suffolk – died during the South Africa Boer War of Disease, Christmas Eve, 1900, at Pretoria, Eastern Cape, South Africa. George was ranked a Private, service number: 1374, for the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.