Wesley is remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, Ipswich.
Born: 28th November 1891, 73, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Died: 29th September 1918; age: 26; KiA during an attack near Cambrai.
Residence: Brownlee, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Enlistment Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; date: 22nd January 1916; age: 24 years & 2 months. Height 5ft 6 ins, ruddy complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Signed up for the Period of War.
Granted leave from 7th February 1916 – 10th February 1916.
Leave extended – 12th February 1916.
Returned from leave – 11th February 1916.
Embarked at Halifax – 15th August 1916.
Arrived in England – Liverpool – S.S.’Crampian – 24th August 1916.
Transferred to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles – 28th November 1916.
Landed in France – 29th November 1916.
Inflamed Connective Tissue – left hand – 5th April 1917 – No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance.
Returned to unit – 28th April 1917.
Promoted to Corporal – 27th July 1917.
Granted 10 days leave to Paris – 8th September 1917.
Granted 14 days leave to the U.K. – 16th March 1918.
Rejoined unit – 13th April 1918.
Awarded the Military Medal – 14th May 1918.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 781964.
Regiment: 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, British Columbia Regiment.
Formerly 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Territorials.
Medals Awarded: Military Medal (No. 30873) – 14th May 1918, for bravery in the field – London Gazette – 26th August 1918.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Garrod, of 68, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
1901 73, Hervey Street, Ipswich.
Wesley was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Garrod, 55, an Inspector of Police – Ipswich Borough Council, born Harkstead, Suffolk.
Mary Ann Garrod (nee Lait), 52, born Holbrook, Suffolk.
Ada Maude Garrod, 25, a Housemaid – Domestic, born Ipswich.
Herbert William Garrod, 24, an Assistant Outfitter, born Ipswich.
Lottie Ellen Garrod, 20, a Housemaid – Domestic, born Ipswich.
Archer Garrod, 15, born Ipswich.
Stanley Garrod, 13, born Ipswich.
Wilfred Garrod, 12, born Ipswich.
Wesley’s mother, Mary Ann Garrod died 1911, Ipswich.
On the 14th January 1911, 19 year old, Wesley, a Labourer, and a Congregationalist, arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He had embarked the S.S. ‘Grampian’ at the Port of Liverpool, and sailed 3rd Class. His destination was Dundalk, where he was to be employed in farming.
Wesley had purchased his own ticket to Canada – the steamship booking agent in the United Kingdom considered him a suitable immigrant, and received a commission from the Canadian government. Wesley was claim number 18835, under the C.G.E.A. (Canadian Government Employment Agent).
Canadian Census Osprey, East Grey County, Ontario, Canada.
Wesley was 28 years old, a Labourer. He was living with his employer, Hector Moore, a Farmer. Wesley was able to read & write, and was a Presbyterian.
Will in favour of father -George Garrod.
On the 21st January 1921, the Memorial Scroll was despatched to Wesley’s father, George Garrod. On the 5th October 1921, the Memorial Plaque was despatched to George at his home – 68, Hervey Street, Ipswich.