Project Description

JOSEPH BARRATT 1885–1958

RGA

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

1891 Census

Family living in Radcliffe.  Joseph was the eldest child of Thomas and Florence Barratt; sister Violet born 1888, brother Donald born 1889.  Father a leather dresser, also born in Radcliffe on Trent.

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

In regular army. Royal Garrison Artillery, training in Devon

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

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

Attestation 2.10.1905

Occupation given as postman. Height 5ft 10ins, brown eyes, brown hair. Weight: 134 lbs. Religion: Wesleyan

1906-1910: India

1910-1912: Aden

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

13 years military service.

Character described as exemplary ‘a thoroughly sober, honest, hardworking reliable man’.

Health problem of ‘hysteria after gassing’, application for pension, 40% disablement, pension 11 shillings. Suffering from ‘disease of hysteria caused by service’ at end of war.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Lorne Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent