Cyril Harold Barratt

Cyril Harold Barratt

Cyril Harold Barratt


108725, Gunner, Cyril Harold Barratt, V 3, Trench Battery, 21st Bde, Royal Field Artillery.

Born in 1894 at Alsager Bank, son of David William and Ellen Barratt, later to move to 24, Mill Street, Macclesfield. Cyril was educated at Lord Street School, the school that his father was a master, he also attended Beech Lane Sunday school, and at one time was a Boy Scout; he was also a member of the Parish Church Men’s Bible Class. Cyril obtained employment as a Master’s clerk in the Macclesfield Union Office; 4 years later he worked in a similar position in the South Manchester Union. He was living at 37, Beech Lane, Macclesfield.

Cyril attested in October 1915 at Manchester, and after 11 weeks training, he was drafted to France, 27/12/1915. Whilst at the front he obtained his first class certificate as a signaller. He was severely wounded at GUILLEMONT, and he died, Monday 4 September 1916, as a result of these wounds, he was aged 22 years.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Gunner, Cyril Harold Barratt is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Plot 2. B. 26.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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