The brother of multi-time Wimbledon Doubles Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

by greatwarliveslost

During Wimbledon seems like a time to honor Second Lieutenant John Ambrose Barratt (Rifle Brigade) who will be killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele 31 July 1916 at age 36. He was a signalling officer and well liked by his fellow officers; the young officer’s called him ‘Father Barrett’. He is the brother of the Wimbledon Doubles Tennis Champion of 1909, 1912 and 1913 who also won the 1908 Indoor Olympic Doubles Gold Medal Champion.