Ipswich: Former serviceman creates floral memorial to fallen comrades

A PROUD pensioner has spent weeks working on a memorial garden to his lost friends.

Donald Garnham, 90, created this garden in memory of his fallen comrades outside his home in Maidenhall Approach.

Mr Garnham created the garden himself from scratch, carving all the wooden words that form the centrepiece of the garden by hand.

He said: “I’ve always been interested in growing plants. I made it in memory of my comrades who were killed and also my young brother who was killed.”

Mr Garnham served in the Royal Corp of Military Police in the 1940s for five years, spending most of that time abroad, travelling through Africa, Italy, Greece and Macedonia.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter