Other names: Walter John
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMaidstone, KentMaldon, Essex
Story: Walter John Garrett was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 2 Sep 1896 the son of Henry Maidment Garrett and Clara Ann Maidment (nee Matthews). He lived his early life in either Underhill, East Knoyle or Leigh Lane, East Knoyle. Though working as a Gardener he had enlisted in the Royal Navy on 2 Nov 1915 as a Cook's Mate (Service No. M16514). He served in mainly shore establishments and was discharged on 11 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Norah Grace Bartholemew in Maidstone, Kent, during 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Barn Hill, Maidstone, Kent, working as a Gardener. His death was recorded in Maldon, Essex, during 1962. His brother, Ethelbert Henry Garrett, also served in the conflict.