Source: January War Diary entry for January 8, 1918 relating awarding of Military Cross to this soldier.
Private Albert John Stanley and R.S.M. Arthur Garrod, worked together in England and were Best Man for each other’s wedding.
“The attached photo may be of interest, it was taken in 1906 and is of the church choir of the village of Layham in the county of Suffolk, England. The young man standing back row second from left is Arthur Garrod (b1888). He emigrated to Canada in 1911 and in Nov. 1914 joined the 18th Btn. as a private soldier No. 53806,by 1917 he was Regimental Sergeant Major. He was awarded the Military Cross Jan.1918.” Contributed by Jeffery Ward from the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.