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1 Dec 1917
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Frederick Edward Garrett was born in 1899 in Luton.
In 1911 he is living with his family at 80 Queen Street. His father Frederick Edward is 31 years old & a house painter, his mother Ellen Daisy is 30 & a straw hat finisher. Frederick is 11 years old & at school with his 8 year old sister Olive May & brother Horace who is 6.
Frederick joined the 2/1st Sussex Yeomanry, a cyclist brigade, providing home service.
Frederick died at Ranelagh Road Military Hospital in Ipswich on 1st December 1917. Frederick had been in hospital for some time and had rejoined his regiment while convalescent. But he had a relapse, ending in such a dangerous condition that his mother was sent for. She remained by his bedside at Ipswich for 11 days while her son lay unconscious, and was with him when he died.
He is buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road.The funeral took place on December 7th, 1917, his coffin covered in a Union Jack and borne on a gun carriage. Trumpeters and a firing party from Biscot performed the last solemn rites over his grave.