JOSEPH BARRATT 1885–1958
Brother of Donald
Born 1885 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 23rd August 1885 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Marriage – no definite information
Died 1958, Nottingham, age 72
Age 5, living in Radcliffe. Joseph was the eldest child of Thomas and Florence Barratt; sister Violet 3, brother Donald 1. Father a leather dresser, born in Radcliffe on Trent.
Age 15 living on St. James St, Nottingham with family including two more sisters, Marguerite, 5, and Beryl, 3, a domestic servant and a lodger. Occupation apprentice joiner.
In regular army. Royal Garrison Artillery, training in Devon
Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery. Previously served in South Notts. Hussars
Service Number: 23590
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 20.3.15
Occupation given as postman. Height 5ft 10ins, brown eyes, brown hair. Weight: 134 lbs. Religion: Wesleyan
Sept. 1912-Oct.1913: India
Oct.1913 -March 1915: Home
20.3.1915: Posted to France
1917: Sick in Leith War Hospital
14.12.1918: Discharged no longer physically fit for war service
13 years military service.
Character described as exemplary ‘a thoroughly sober, honest, hardworking reliable man’.
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory. Received Silver War Badge
Pension Record Card
Joseph Barratt was awarded a 40% disablement pension of 11 shillings (55p) from 15.12.18 for 26 weeks, to be reviewed at the end of that period (from his military service record). He was suffering from ‘disease of hysteria after gassing’. His pension record card shows he was then awarded a 20% disablement pension from 15 December 1920 on the grounds of neurasthenia, amount 8/- (40p). It was increased to 12/- (60p) for 30% disablement on 15 December 1922. He received a payment of £22 on 23 October 1923. His address on his record card was c/o Three Crowns, Barrow upon Soar, Leics, later amended to 228 Green Lane Road Leicester. He was described as ‘single’.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Lorne Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Boarding at Barrow upon Soar
Employment: Carpenter, Ellis Concrete Works
Household: Boarding with the Brooks family
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent