Born: 6th June 1913, Ipswich.

Died: 10th August 1943; age: 32; died of Indigestion as a Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 48, Gower Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5825934.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Henry & Ellen Garrod, of Ipswich; husband of Gertie Garrod, of Ipswich.


Father: George Henry Garrod, born January 1884, Ipswich.

Mother: Ellen Emma Garrod (nee Locke), born October 1882, born Rendlesham, Suffolk.


In 1936, Ipswich, Ronald married Gertie Laughlin, born 1914, Ipswich – daughter of Ernest Wilfred Laughlin, a general labourer and Sarah Ann Laughlin (nee Harvey), of 16. Gower Street, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter.

Maureen E. Garrod, born 1938, Ipswich.



Ronald’s wife and daughter were living with his parents at their family home – 4, Wingfield Street, Ipswich.

George, a Packing Case Maker.

Ellen, unpaid Domestic Duties.



Probate to Gertie Garrod – widow.


4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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