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.


Grave Reference:


Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,

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.

Alice, 34.

Albert, 14.

Letitia, 12.

Olive, 11,

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.

 Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

One Comment

  • THE above John Henry William Garrett and his brothers also on Ipswich war memorial were my great uncles. Olive, their sister was my paternal grandmother who married Frederick Beer, mentioned in the shown newspaper article on this page. I had never seen the photos before and was disappointed I could not print of any information. I wonder if it is possible to attain any of this through you. I was so amazed to suddenly find so much information


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