HAROLD VICTOR BARRATT 1894–1963
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 3 September 1963, age 68 in Nottingham
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.
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.
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
In 1891 the Barratt family was living in Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. John H. Barratt was a threshing machine engine driver.
Address: 12 Loughborough Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Notts.
Employment: Boiler Stoker, Drewry and Edwards, Hosiery Manufacturers
Household: wife Mary Louisa, machine hand at Drewry and Edwards, parents in law Mathew and Hannah Croft and their daughter Margaret who also worked at Drewry and Edwards.
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.