|North Staffordshire Regiment
||44162 & 23283
||4th & 8th Battalions
|Royal Sussex Regiment||G/15153||2nd, 9th & 11th Battalions|
Photos courtesy Stella Allen (with thanks to Tracey Allen)
Born and raised at Fritchley in November 1896, known as Jack, his parents were John Fidler Barratt and Mahala (née Wragg). Before the war he worked as a wood-turner before becoming a gardener. He married Millicent Wright in December qtr 1918 (Belper reg district). He served in France, though, in Nov 1917, he was discharged through sickness, suffering with the post-combat disorder known as ‘disordered action of the heart’. He married in 1918 and had two daughters. The family lived at Fritchley and later moved to Dimple Lane, Crich.
Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
Army Service Record
John James Barratt, of Hill Top, Fritchley, aged 19 years 1 month attested on 10 Dec 1915 at Derby. He was a gardener and single. His height was 5ft 4½ and the next-of-kin was given as John Barratt of Hill Top Fritchley.
Home 26/1/16 to 26/8/16
France 27/8/16 to 12/10/16
Transferred to Royal Sussex Regt. 6/9/16
Home 13/10/16 to 22/4/17
BEF 23/4/17 to 11/8/17
Home 12/8/17 to 18/11/17
Discharged under para 292 (xvi) KR 16/11/17 with a weekly pension of 27/6 for 13 weeks then 22/- .
There was a note on his record: Not to be compulsory posted for service under the Military Service (Review of Exceptions ) Act of 1917. The discharge of the above named man is hereby approved, Hounslow 29/10/17.
His disability was recorded as D.A.H. which was was a post-combat disorder called Disordered Action of the Heart.
Silver War Badge
Awarded the Silver War Badge and King's Certificate 275964 on 23 November 1917.
|Emma M||Barratt||daughter||15||Machine minder, cotton||Fritchley|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 11 page 13
RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN152
1939 Register: 1 Dimple Villas, Crich
John James Barratt b.16 November 1896; Lime worker
Millicent Walker (Barratt) b.20 August 1890; housekeeper
Lewis Henry Griffith b.24 May 1857; Headmaster retired (widowed)
Two closed records