The uncle of the Barratt brothers previously featured on this blog, Freddie was born on 25 October 1878, when his home address was Waterworks Lane, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. He was the son of George and Phoebe Barratt. By 1901, they were living at Limes Road, Tettenhall, along with Freddie’s siblings Charles Henry and Jeanie. On 3 March 1904, Freddie married Alice Cooper at Wolverhampton Registry Office. They had six children – Jeanie (20 Jun 1904), George (10 Nov 1905), Edward (30 Dec 1909), Jessie (20 Dec 1906), William (14 Jun 1912), and Frederick (16 Jun 1914).
On 12 December 1914, Freddie enlisted as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers (service number 32444). His address by that date was 11 Manor Street, Tettenhall, and his trade was given as carpenter (skilled). From 6 May 1915 onwards, he served in France and later Basra, Iraq, serving with the 7th (Meerut) Cavalry Brigade and 7th Indian Cavalry Brigade. Freddie survived the war, and died on 28 August 1970 in Tettenhall.
Thanks to George Clegg for sharing these details about his ancestor.