Lance Serjeant 12646 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
John Garnett was born in Aldershot c.1890, son of John and Mary. The 1891 census records that John Garnett was a firewood proprietor and the family live in Gold Cottage in Aldershot. The 1901 census records that he was a coffee van proprietor, and the family lived at Baileys Cottages, Frimley Road, Ash Vale.
The Aldershot News 22 December 1916 reported that Sgt Garnett had been killed at the Somme. He had been a well known athlete who had won flat events between 1908 and 1914. His father was on the reserve list and his brothers had been injured.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents’ address as 5 Pavilion Cottages, Pavilion Road, Aldershot; and that John Garnett was a native of Ash Vale.