Harry Barratt

Lance Corporal 305930

2nd/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Harry Barratt died on Saturday 31st March 1917, aged 18 years, and was buried in the VENDELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France.

He was born c1899 to parents Charles Henry and Mary Elizabeth Barratt. Charles Henry Barratt was a Coal Miner, and a Confectioner, who married Mary Elizabeth Swain at St Wilfred, Kirkby in April 1893. In 1901 the family were living in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, but by the time of Harry's death they resided at Reform Street, Annesley Woodhouse, Nottingham.



Notts Free Press - In Memoriam - 29th March 1918

Barratt - In loving memory of our dear son, Lance-Corporal Harry Barratt, of Annesley Woodhouse, who bravely gave up his life for the home folks and the homeland, at Vendelles, France, on March 31st 1917. "Greater love hath no man than this." - From loving Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.


From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood Foresters’

BARRATT Henry. Born Mansfield, Notts, enlisted Newark (resides Annesley, Notts). 2/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). L/Cpl 305930, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 31st March 1917.



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