Project Description

HAROLD VICTOR BARRATT 1894–1963

RGA

Born 17th October 1894 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 9th December 1894 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 11th October 1916 to Mary Louisa Croft at St. Stephen’s Church, Nottingham

Died September 1963, age 68 in Nottingham

1901 Census

Age 6 living in Arnold, Nottingham with father John H. Barratt, 45, who was working as a brewery traction engine driver, mother Jane, 39, brother William, 15, born in Grantham, Joseph, 14, also born in Grantham, sisters Ethel, 12, born in Eastwell, Ida and Laura, both age 9, born in Radcliffe on Trent, Lily and Violet, both age 3, and Annie, age 1, all born in Daybrook.

1911 Census

Age 16, living in Arnold, Nottingham, with father John Henry, 55, a motor driver, mother Jane, 49, brother William, age 25, and eight sisters: Ethel, 22, Laura, 19, Ida, 19, Violet, 13, Lily, 13, Annie, 11, Edith, 8 and Olive, age one. He was working as a lace hand scolloper.

 Military Service 

Rank: Gunner

Service number: 184629

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery, D/147th Brigade

Theatre of War:   France, date of entry 16.8.17

13.10. 16: Enlisted

Address: 12 Loughborough Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. Occupation, stoker.

17.10.16: At Ripon military camp, U.K.

16.8.17: British Expeditionary Force, France

30.8.18: Designated signaller. War pay increased by 2d.

11.10.18: Leave to U.K. from Calais

14.12.18: Awarded 4 days field punishment no.2 by Commanding Officer (Lt. Col. L.T.C. Ward) for failing to pay compliment to an officer on 3.12.18. Note: In Field Punishment Number Two, the prisoner was placed in fetters and handcuffs but was not attached to a fixed object and was still able to march with his unit. This was a relatively tolerable punishment. The soldier was also subjected to hard labour and loss of pay. (source: Wikipedia)

6.3.19: Posted to 108 A Brigade

17.5.19: Leave to U.K. via Calais

13.10.19: Leave to U.K. via Calais and to demob camp for release

17.2.20: Transferred to Reserves at Woolwich

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

In 1891 the Barratt family was living in Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. John H. Barratt was a threshing machine engine driver.

From 1939 Register

Address: 169 Wilford Grove, Nottingham

Occupation: Factory engine driver

Household: Living with wife Mary Louise

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

He was born in Radcliffe on Trent. The family lived in the village from around 1891 to 1896.