John James Barratt


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)

Photo of Johan James Barratt

He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.

John Barratt's WW1 medals

John Barrat's WW1 spoon

The spoon matches his regiment when he was in the 4th Battalion NS
The number matches that when he was in the 8th Battalion NS

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.


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Barratt Head 35 Lime burner Fritchley
Mealar   wife 34   Crich
Emma M   daughter 15 Machine minder, cotton Fritchley
Beatrice   daughter 8   Frtitchley
John Jas   son 4   Fritchley
Wilfred   son 2   Fritchley

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Barratt Head 45 General labourer Fritchley
Mailer   wife 44   Crich
Beatrice   daughter 18 Hosiery machinist Fritchley
John   son 14 Wood turner Fritchley
Wilfred   son 11   Fritchley
Harold   son 4   Fritchley

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