Alfred was educated at Orwell House, Felixstowe; at Marlborough and Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and at St Bartholomew's Hospital – entering in 1905, he qualified M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P in 1914. He was appointed house-surgeon to Sir Anthony Bowlby, but owing to the latter's absence on war service, actually served under Mr L B Rawlings. He gained a commission in the R.A.M.C. in the July or October in 1915, then entered the war in France on the 14th November. He was killed whilst in charge of an Advanced Dressing Station. *The unit war diary records “Received an urgent message from Lieut P J LANE RAMC (TC) from “LONE FARM” saying that Lieut A N GARROD, R.A.M.C. (TC) had been killed. I proceeded immediately to the Advanced Dressing Station & found that he had been hit by a shell in the right chest, probably causing instantaneous death. His body was found about 400 yards from “LONE FARM” near ‘WINDY CORNER” Map........ apparently there was no cause for Lieut GARROD to be at this spot for at the time he was killed - 12.30 p.m. prox - “WINDY CORNER” was being rather heavily shelled. I made arrangements for his body to be brought into BETHUNE that evening.” (*Information kindly provided by Bill Evans) Alfred was the eldest son of Dr Archibald Edward Garrod, M.D., Hon Colonel (Army Medical Services) and Laura Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bart., K.C.V.O., F.R.C.S., Hon. Sergeant-Surgeon to H.M. King Edward VII); and was the brother to Lieutenant Thomas Martin Garrod, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who died of wounds on 10th May 1915, also buried in Bethume Town Cemetery.