Essex Farm Cemetery: Thomas Barratt VC

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
The cemetery frequently came under enemy shellfire. Bodies were exhumed by the blasts. The canal is behind the bank running parallel to the graves."" Here is one Victoria Cross burial, Private Thomas Barratt VC of the South Staffordshire regiment, who lies with three other men of his regiment killed on or about the same day (27th July 1917)" His passing was commemorated with plaques in his home town, and at the canteen at his place...