Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private Stanley Pratt
1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Stanley Eric Pratt was born in July 1898 in Coleshill. The son of Percy Harry and Emily Pratt, Private Pratt enlisted at Sutton Coldfield and joined the 1st battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, service number 235285. He was killed in action on 27 May 1918 and is buried at La Ville-aux-Bois British cemetery, France.
Coleshill Chronicle 4th January 1919 KILLED IN ACTION Mrs H P Pratt, of Coleshill, has received information that her youngest son, Pte. Eric Pratt, Royal Warwickshire [sic. should read Worcestershire] Regt., was killed in action in France on May 27th last. The War Office had previously reported him missing, and the sad news conveyed was received through the agency of the British Red Cross Society from a soldier comrade who was near him when he was instantly killed by a shell. Private Pratt was only 19 years of age, and received his education at Coleshill Grammar School. He joined up in 1917, as soon as he was 18, and after training was sent out, early in 1918, to France, at the time of the great German offensive. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended to Mrs Pratt and family in their loss after so long and anxious a time of waiting for news.
Private Pratt is also remembered on the Memorial in The Coleshill School.