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BARRATT / BARRETT – Edward 1st Foot Guards

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1st Foot Grenadier Guards Cap Badge
British Crimea Medal (Alma-Balaclava-Inkerman-Sebastopol Clasps)
Turkish Crimea Medal


Regiment (s)1st Foot Guards
Regiment Number (s) 4589
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th October 1843 /20 years / Peterborough Northampton England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Musket wound to neck and scapula
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey and Crimea (Army of the East) – 11 months
Length of Service13 years 13 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th October 1856 / London England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasps for Alma Balaklava Inkermann and Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Huntingdonshire England
Pension Districts1856 Northampton England
1863-1864 Western Australia
1865-1874 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1823 Little Gidding (shown as Gedden) Oundle Huntingdonshire England
Date/Place of BaptismSt John the Evangelist Little Gidding Huntingdonshire England
Date/Place of Birth
B 1790 Weldon Northampton England
Date/Place of Birth
B 1792 Middlesex England
Not yet known
SiblingsMary B 1825 Little Gidding Huntingdonshire England
Jesse B 1830 Little Gidding Huntingdonshire England
John B 1833 Little Gidding Huntingdonshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
NOBLE Sussana or Sussanah
Bp 6th October 1833 Pilton Northamptonshire England (Nobles)
B c1833 Pilton Northamptonshire England
Date/Place of Marriage6th February 1860 Pilton Northampton England
Children by 1st WifeNOBLE William (son of Sussanah) B 1857 Oundle Northamptonshire England
M WILLIAMS Sarah Ann (Alice in Death Notice) 12th December 1881 Residence of Reverend T.E. Keen Moonta Daly South Australia
D 18th August 1915 Hectorville Norwood South Australia
Albert B 1861 Oundle Northamptonshire England
D 5th December 1894 Franklin Harbour Wallaroo Daly South Australia
Edward B 12th May 1867 Reynella Morphett Vale South Australia
M SLATER Jane 19th April 1892 Wesleyan Church Cleve Flinders South Australia
D 18th February 1949 Goodwood South Australia
John Francis (Frank) 24th December 1870 Reynella Adelaide South Australia
D 12th December 1935 Northfield Port Adelaide South Australia (residence Broken Hill New South Wales)
Walter B 23rd August 1873 Reynella Adelaide South Australia
D 18th April 1874 Reynella Adelaide South Australia
Walter Sidney B 16th January 1875 Reynella Morphett Vale South Australia
M VORWERK Emma Amalie 3rd July 1899 residence of Hermann Lindner Krondorf Angaston South Australia
D 6th March 1950 Magill Norwood South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
NOBLE William
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd Husband of WifeHUBERT John Henry
Date/Place of Marriage28th July 1876 Christ Church O’Halloran Hill Adelaide
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWA Times 4 August 1864 page 2
The Capture of prison escapee Graham single handedly by Pensioner Edward Barrett. “Enrolled Pensioner Barrett, who captured Graham, is a fine soldier like looking man of about 40 years of age. He was discharged in consequence of the gunshot wound in his neck.”
He received a reward of five pounds. (AJCP reel 1642 Piece 138 part 2 folio 145.)
SA Weekly Chronicle 12 November 1864 Arrival of the Europa from the Swan River with E. Barrett, wife and 3 children.
Death Notices:
William Noble Chronicle 21 August 1915
Walter Sidney Barratt Chronicle 9 March 1950
Departure from Western
24th October 1864 to South Australia per “Europa”
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th December 1874 Reynella South Australia
13th December 1874 O’Halloran Hill Christ Church Cemetery South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Edward Barrett(sic) 4589 private 1st Regt of Foot Guards (Grenadier) location London and Chichester
Reason for Discharge: Reduction in Army. Wounded at Inkerman, unable to perform his duties due to a musket wound at the battle of Inkerman 5 November 1854.
1841 UK Census HO 107/450/15/2 The Village, Little Gedding, Huntingdonshire:
Edward Barratt, 50, b1791, Ag Lab, Not born in County
Jane Barratt, 45, b 1796, Not born in County
Edward Barratt, 15, b 1826, Born Huntingdonshire
Jesse Barratt, 11, born 1830 Born Huntingdonshire
John Barratt, 9, b 1832, born Huntingdonshire
UK Census 1851 Census HO107/1481/14/22 Infantry barracks, St. James Palace, Ambassador’s Court, St Martin-in-the-fields1856:
Edward Barrett (sic) Unm, Private, Army, born Huntingdon, Little Gidding.
1861 Census RG09/961/124/30 Danford’s Yard, West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire
Edward Barrett(sic), head, Marr, 28, Pensioner, Born Little Gidding, Hunts.
Susanna, wife, 23, born Northamptonshire, Pilton
William Noble, Wife’s son, 4, scholar, born Norths, Pilton.
Albert Barrett, Son, 3 months,born Norths Oundle.
When Edward Barratt left Western Australia on the Europa in 1864 it said he was accompanied by his wife and 3 children one of whom could be Hubert B 3rd Qtr 1863 Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire England mother Noble but there is no further reference to him in South Australia.