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).


Memorial Reference:

Tower Hill Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Alice Jane Garrod, of 8, River Street, Ipswich.






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.

Gertrude, 13.

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.


Mercantile Marine





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