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

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.

1901 Census

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.

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 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

1921 Census

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