Photograph courtesy of Andrew.

1917 Chronicle newspaper

Born: 1882, Ipswich.

Died: 19th May 1917; Age: 35; KiA.

Employed: as a Carter for Mrs. Whitehead, Key Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st June 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 93842

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 63rd Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star. Had been recommended for the Military Medal.


Grave Reference:


Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Brother of Mrs. Goodchild, Church Cottage, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.



1891   34, Newton Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

George Garnham, 42, a Butcher, born Thorpe Le Soken, Essex.

Georgiana Garnham, 44, born Great Wenham, Suffolk.

Ellen Garnham, 6, born Ipswich.

Anna Garnham, 5, born Ipswich

Alice Maud Garnham, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   3, Newton Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 19 years old, a Wood Carter. He was living with his widowed mother & sisters.

Georgina, 54, a Laundress.

Ellen, 17, a Boot Machinist.

Alice, 13.


1911   1, Newton Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 29 years old,  Carman – Carting Contractor. He was living with his sister.

Alice, 23, a dressmaker.


Robert’s father, George Garnham, died 1897, Ipswich. His mother, Georgiana Garnham, died 1910, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs Jane Goodchild & Mrs Ellen Hartley – sisters.


Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 63rd Brigade:

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