Photograph courtesy of Wayne Driver
Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper
Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 1st September 1916; age 24; Died of Wounds. Served 4 years.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date:1910; age: 18.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3870
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.
Formerly Private, 8074, Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alice Garrett, of 23, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
1901 36, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.
John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Edward, 37, a Chimney Sweep – own account.
Thomas Frederick Garrett, 10, born Ipswich.
Bertie Stanley Garrett, 5, born Ipswich.
Charles Chisnell Garrett, 3, Ipswich.
Sidney Arthur Garrett, 3, born Ipswich.
Stanley Arthur Garrett, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.
John was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.
Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Garrett – mother.
Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper
Mrs. Garrett, 23, Woodhouse Street, has had seven sons and two sons-in-laws serving with H.M.Forces :(1) Pte. A. Garrett killed in France October 18th, 1914, Rifle Brigade, eight years’ service. (2) Pte. F. Garrett, prisoner of war in Germany, Suffolks. (3) Pte. J. Garrett, died of wounds in France, September 1st, 1916, Suffolks, four years’ service. (4) Pte. B. Garrett, serving in France, three years’ service. (5) Pte. C. Garrett, killed in France, November 3rd, 1915, Suffolks. (6) Pte. S. Garrett, wounded June 7th, now in New Zealand Stationary Hospital, France, Royal Irish Rifles. (7) Pte. S. Garrett, stationed at Worksop, Suffolks. (8) P.O. W. Botwright, R.N.A.S. (9) Seaman F. Beer, who has served 15 years in the Navy.
John is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.