Reginald A Garrett


The 1911 census shows Reginald Albert Garrett aged 11, born “Northampton, Civil Parish Haddon”   He was living with his step-father Albert Barringer, aged 32, a general labourer, born in Guilsborough and his wife Annie aged 40, a corset maker, born in Priors Marston.   Also living in the house was Dorothy Barringer and Reginald’s sisters Nellie aged 9 and Winifred aged7.

Reginald Albert was born during the October-December quarter of 1899 – Northampton 3b 45.

He enlisted at the age of 17 years 11 months on a short service engagement.   He was attested on 15/8/1917 and allocated to Regiment GR Battalion and then to the British Expeditionary Force, France in 1918.   His regimental number within the Labour Corps was 44388, his rank, Private.   He was subsequently promoted to Acting Sergeant with 64 Company, KRR(?).

He had a Class 2 demobilisation on 8/12/1919 and was awarded the British War and Victory medals on 11/8/1921.

I could find no trace of a marriage or the date of his death.

Jim Blakey

17th November, 2016