Major John Trefusis Carpenter-Garnier


World War 1



Aged 40
Buried at Vendresse churchyard, France. 1

Son of Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Carpenter-Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hants.
Educated at Harrow and Christ Church, he entered the Royal Scots Militia in 1894, and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the Scots Guards 26 August 1896, promoted Lieutenant 13 April 1898, Captain 25 October 1902, and Major 10 October 1908. He was Adjutant 1903-05, and Regimental Adjutant 1906 to 1909.
He served through the South African War, 1900-2; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State from May to November 1900, including the actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, and subsequently in those in the Transvaal. He received the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's with two.
On the outbreak of the European War he went to France with his regiment which formed part of the first Expeditionary Force on 13 August 1914 and served through the retreat from Mons. In the Battle of the Aisne, he was struck by shrapnel on the 14 September, and died of his wounds on the following day.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood Road St John's Wood London NW8 8QN MCC Marylebone Cricket Club WW1 World War 1
John Carpenter-Garnier 15-9-1914 View

Further information:

Find more information about a specific soldier visit findmypast. The Scots Guards are delighted that their Enlistment Books from 1840 to 1938 are now available at:

If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton

As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.