Michael Murray Garratt was born on the 24th of March 1925. He spent his childhood at Bishopsteignton House near Teignmouth in Devon. His Father was the author, Captain Geoffrey Garratt MBE of the Pioneer Corps., who was killed in a tragic training accident in 1942. In March 1944 Michael Garratt was given an emergency commisson from Cadet and served with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards in Italy towards the end of the Second World War. In 1948 he was moved to the reserve of Officer's List with the Honorary rank of Captain. After his military career he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Civil Service in Bombay India. Captain Garratt passed away in 1978.
More about Honorary Captain Garratt can be found in the London Gazette.