Born: 1899, Little Blakenham, Suffolk.

Died: 19th June 1918; age: 19; died as a German Prisoner of War, at Stendal Prisoner of War Camp Hospital.

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.


Grave Reference:


Berlin South-Western Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Kate Garrod, of 7, Handford Cut, Ipswich.


Son of GEORGE ALFRED GARROD. Died in the Boer War.




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.

1 boarder.


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.

Kate, 40.

Alfred, 13, an Errand Boy – Grocer.

Kate, 11.

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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Kate Garrod – mother.

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