The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Company Quartermaster Sergeant H C Barratt


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Company Quartermaster Serjeant Herbert Charles BARRATT,  G/2714, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  6th August 1917, age 21.

Born Kensington, Middlesex, son of James David and Alice Amy Barratt, of 5, Silchester Terrace, North Kensington, London.


1911 Census - 5, Silchester Terrace, North Kensington - James David Barratt, head, age 40, married, railway porter, born Marylebone, London; Alice Amy Barratt, wife, age 38, married 18 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, born Notting Hill, North Kensington; Herbert Charles Barratt, son, 16, single, railway vanguard, born Notting Hill, North Kensington; Alice Amy Barratt, daughter, age 14, born Notting Hill, North Kensington; William Barratt, son, age 7, born Notting Hill, North Kensington; Henry Barratt, son, age 2, born Notting Hill, North Kensington; Elizabeth Barratt, mother, age 61, widow, born Marylebone, London.


Enlisted 9th September 1914, Fulham, Middlesex, age 19, height 5 ft 8 inches, weight 137 lbs. Formerly labourer.

Home 9th September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 6th August 1917.

9th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th November 1914, appointed Lance Corporal; 27th May 1915, Shoreham, absent from Tattoo until 10.00pm 27th inst, admonished; 30th March 1916 to 6th April 1916, leave to England; 10th July 1916, appointed acting Corporal; 22nd August 1916, relinquished acting rank of Corporal;  27th August 1916, promoted Corporal; 31st August 1916, promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant; 31st August 1916, promoted Colour Sergeant; 2nd December 1916 to 12th December 1916, leave to England; 26th March 1917, sick, evacuated; 28th March 1917, 33 Casualty Clearing Station, admitted, venereal, sore; 1st April 1917, admitted 51 General Hospital; 12th April 1917, 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 21st April 1917, to Battalion.

1st August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James David Barratt,  5, Silchester Terrace; Mother, Alice Amy Barratt,  5, Silchester Terrace; Brother, Robert Henry, age 10,  5, Silchester Terrace; Sister, Alice Amy Barratt, age 22,  5, Silchester Terrace. 

Buried at Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 & No 2, I.F.4., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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