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94858   Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/09/1914
Died: 05/10/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Summary      
Frederic Theodore Garrett was the son of Percival Albion and Winifred Florence Garrett. He was born on 17th September, 1914, presumably in England. After leaving school, was with various advertising agencies and other firms in London and Birmingham. A keen Territorial, Frederic was commissioned in 1937 with the 8th Middlesex, afterwards transferring to the South Staffordshire. Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment when he died on 5th October 1942. Captain Garrett received a bayonet wound on a battle course and died from blood poisoning.
Further Information
Frederic Theodore Garrett was the son of Percival Albion and Winifred Florence Garrett. He was born on 17th September, 1914, presumably in England.
Frederic was known as Eric.
Frederic attended Bancroft's School. Bancroft's School is a co-educational independent school located in Woodford Green, London Borough of Redbridge. He was a boarder between 1926 and 1932.
After leaving school, was with various advertising agencies and other firms in London and Birmingham.
A keen Territorial, Frederic was commissioned in 1937 with the 8th Middlesex, afterwards transferring to the South Staffordshire.
Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment when he died on 5th October 1942.
Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett received a bayonet wound on a battle course and died from blood poisoning.
Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett is buried in DRUMCOO CEMETERY in Dungannon. His inscription reads: UNTO GOD ONLY BE HONOUR AND GLORY
Frederic Theodore Garrett gravestone
Frederic Theodore Garrett gravestone
Frederic Theodore Garrett is listed on Woldingham War Memorial.
Woldingham War Memorial
Woldingham War Memorial
However, he is not listed on the memorial in St Agatha's Church, Woldingham.
Although he is buried in Drumcoo Cemetery, he is not listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
The CWGC record Captain Frederic Theodore Garrett as the son of Percival Albion Garrett and Winifred Florence Garrett of Woldingham, Surrey.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Dungannon hospital Dungannon Central Died in Dungannon hospital 54.509929 -6.768641
2 Drumcoo cemetery Dungannon Central Buried in Drumcoo cemetery 54.509149 -6.766077
References and Links
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1 FindAGrave.com Photo of Frederic Theodore Garrett's gravestone
2 Old Bancroftians in WW2 Details of Captain Frederic Garrett
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Frederic Theodore Garrett's gravestone can be purchased here
4 Woldingham War Memorial Frederic Theodore Garrett listed on memorial
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