|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)
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
John was born in November 1896 at Fritchley; his parents were John Fidler Barratt and Mahala (née Wragg). Before the war he worked as a wood-turner before becoming a gardener.
Silver War Badge
Awarded the Silver War Badge and King's Certificate 275964 on 23 November 1917
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.
|Emma M||daughter||15||Machine minder, cotton||Fritchley|
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