Barratt, William

Regimental Number: 505597; 5170
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Army Service Corps

William was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England on November 18, 1876. In 1915, he filed on SW 31-70-6-W6. He was married and had three children. On July 5, 1916, William enlisted in the Canadian Army, stating that he was a widower. It seems that he was turned away at this time, but reenlisted on November 11, 1916. William served only in Canada and was discharged on November 21, 1917, having been found medically unfit (likely due to his age). William died on September 3, 1928.

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 411; Aug. 26, 1913 p. 1 c. 3; April 13, 1915 p. 1 c. 5