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71383   Lieutenant John Brooksbank Garnett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/09/1916
Died: 23/05/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
John Brooksbank Garnett was the only son of William B and Eleanor C Garnett. His father was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, who lived at of Corick, Clogher. John Garnett was born on 11th September 1916. John Garnett attended Winchester College. In 1934 he went to Magdalen College in Oxford. In the summer of 1938 he joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Lieutenant John Brooksbank Garnett was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the village of St Floirs.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Floris Churchyard
  Bethune, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Sp Mem Grave 6
CWGC Casualty 2280608
St. Floris is a village and commune 40 kilometres north-north- west of Arras and 10 kilometres north-north-west of Bethune.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Clogher War Memorial - WWII - East Face - Panel 2b Clogher
2 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
References and Links
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1 Facebook - Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Details and photo of John Brooksbank Garnett
2 Photo of John Brooksbank Garnett's gravestone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Brooksbank Garnett's gravestone can be purchased here
4 Wincester College Detailed biography and photo of John Brooksbank Garnett
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