Photograph courtesy of Peter Turtill.


Born: 6th November 1890, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 16th July 1918, age 27; Died of Pneumonia at Reserve Lazarett, a military hospital for PoW’s at Altona, near Hamburg, Germany.

Captured 23rd April 1917 at Arras, during the Western Campaign – being not wounded. PoW reference number: EM 200048.

Residence: 41, Duke Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Cranfield Bros, Ipswich.

Enlistment Place: Ipswich.


Stationed: at Douai, France.


Rank: Private, Service Number: 200048

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:thomas-frederick-garrett


Hamburg Cemetery,



image from 1918 Chronicle newspaper

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Alice of Ipswich and husband of Alice May of 41, Duke Street, Ipswich.






1891   36, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 4 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward George Garrett, 27, a Blacksmith, born Ipswich.

Alice Garrett (nee Richards), 24, born Colchester, Essex.

Albert Edward Garrett, 4, born Ipswich.

Letitia Alice Emily Garrett, 2, born Ipswich.

Olive Gertrude Garrett, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   36, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 37, a Chimney Sweep – own account.

Alice, 34.

Albert, 14.

Letitia, 12.

Olive, 11,

John William Henry Garrett, 8, 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   67, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 20 years old, a Labourer for G.E.R. He was living with his parents, siblings, brother-in-law & nephew.

Edward, 47, a Chimney Sweep.

Alice, 44.

Olive, 21, a Sewing Machinist – Corset Factory.

Bertie, 15, a Grocer’s Errand Boy.

Charles, 14, a Baker’s Errand Boy.

Stanley 11.

Hilda May Garrett, 9, born Ipswich.

Frank Victor Garrett, 8, born Ipswich.

William Harold Garrett, 7, born Ipswich.

Leonard George Garrett, 1, born Ipswich.

Letitia Botwright, 22.

William Pratt Botwright, 22, a Carpenter, born Ipswich.

William Edward J. Botwright, 9 months, Ipswich.


In October 1911 Thomas married Alice May Hanks born 1892, Ipswich.

They had two children:

Olive Alice Garrett, born 1912, Ipswich.

Edward George Garrett, born 1914, Ipswich.


Thomas’s father Edward George Garrett died 1917, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice May Garrett – widow.

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.

Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill, Ipswich and St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial

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