East Knoyle 1

George Garrett

Surname: Garrett
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
John Garrett
Mary Ann Garrett née Maidment
Ann Garrett née Venning
Locations in this story:
Summerleaze Farm, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Newton Abbott, Devon
The Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon

George Garrett was born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire in 1870, the son of John Garrett and Mary Ann Garrett (née Maidment). The family lived at Summerleaze Farm, East Knoyle, Wiltshire until George's father died in 1890. Following this, his mother moved to The Hollow Way, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, where she is recorded still living in the 1911 Census. George married Ann Venning on 14th September 1889 and there were 2 children of the marriage. George had previously served for a period in the Royal Garrison Artillery and had spent some time in Egypt. He re-enlisted on 2nd September 1914 and joined the 1st Service Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment (Special Reservists) where he eventually became a Lance Sergeant (Service No. 7223). He was at the time living in the Newton Abbott, Devonshire, area and working as a Groom. He served in Egypt from 27 Sep 1915 and was subsequently demobilized on 19th April 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. The 1921 Census shows him living at 77 East Street, Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon, working as a Chimney Sweep and Carpet Beater on his own account. He died in 1956 in the Newton Abbot, Devon, Registration District.

Source: Based on earlier research by Ken Baxter


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