Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 29th August 1917; age 20; Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine.
Rank: Able Seaman.
Regiment: Mercantile Marine, S.S.’Treloske’ (St. Ives).
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Alice Jane Garrod, of 8, River Street, Ipswich.
Brother to ALBERT EDGAR GARROD.
1901 1, Chalon Street, Ipswich.
William was 4 years old and living with his mother & siblings.
Alice Jane Garrod (nee Vince), 43, a Shirt Maker – at home, born Semer, Suffolk.
Albert Edgar Garrod, 18, a Barman, born Ipswich.
Mary Elizabeth Garrod, 9, born Ipswich.
Beatrice Garrod, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 ‘Mount Edgcumbe’ Industrial School for Boys, River Tamar, Saltash, Cornwall.
William was 14 years old, Inmates – School – Seamanship on the industrial training ship. There were 184 boys – 11 voluntary inmates & 3 recalled cases.
On the 1911 census William’s family had been seperated into various institutions including workhouses, the older children in rented accommodation and live-in domestic servants.
William’s father was John Garrod, born 1853, Westerfield, Suffolk. A General Labourer.
William’s brother, Robert James Garrod, died 23rd April 1903, at Woolwich. He was a Driver for the 11th Coy, of the Army Service Corps. Service Number: 19165. He had enlisted at Ipswich, 24th March 1902, and was a Labourer.
S.S.’TRELOSKE’ was a steam cargo ship en route from Barry, Glamorgan, Wales to La Spezia, Italy with a cargo of coal. She was sunk on the 29th August 1917, by a torpedo fired by the German submarine U-93 at approximately 145 nautical miles North by West of Cape Finisterre.