Born: 1873, Uppingham, Rutland.

Died: 29th May 1900; age: 27; KiA at The Battle of Biddulphs Berg, Senekal, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Badingham, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4934.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.




1881   Thimble Row, Uppingham, Rutland.


John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Garratt, a Light Porter – Grocer, born Yaxley, Huntingdon.

Emma Garratt (nee Weston), 43, born Uppingham.

Thomas Weston Garratt, 15, an Errand Boy – Grenngrocer, born Uppingham.

James Garratt, 13, an Errand Boy – Greengrocer, born Uppingham.

William Garratt, 6, born Uppingham.

Frances Garratt, 3, born Uppingham.

Albert Garratt, 1, born Uppingham.


In 1899, Badingham, Suffolk, John married Louisa Jane Riches, born 1874, Laxfield, Suffolk.

They had 2 children:

John William Percy Garratt, born October 1899, Badingham.

Louisa Roberta M. Garratt, 1900, born Badingham.

The Boer War.

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