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.
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.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
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.