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
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.
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
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