Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1915; age 19; KiA.

Employed: with Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1575

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Body exhumed from Vieille Chapelle Old Military Cemetery, in 1922, identified by a certified report, a cross on a grave, clothing and numerals, and reburied.


Grave Reference:

XVII. C. 7.

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   23, South Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


John was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John William Richard Garnham, 38, a Packer – Tobacco, born Ipswich.

Louisa Garnham (nee Abbott), 28, born Ipswich.

Ellen Louisa Garnham, 3, born Ipswich.

George Henry Garnham, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   58, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.


John was 15 years old, a Foundry Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 46, a Tobacco Packer Tobacco Manufacturer.

Louisa, 36.

Ellen, 13.

George, 11.

Florence May Garnham, 8, born Ipswich.

Annie Rosabella Garnham, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Arthur Garnham, 5, born Ipswich.

Frederick Thomas Garnham, 3, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Garnham, 2, born Ipswich – died 1925, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to John William R. Garnham – father.


John is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. Now sited at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


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