Almond John Bratt was born in Colwall in early 1891, one of twelve children born to Thomas William Bratt and his wife Margaret. The Bratts, who lived in Lyttelton, Colwall were a working-class family, and in his youth John worked as a domestic gardener.
After the outbreak of war, John joined the 7th Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment, which was later attached into the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
26 year-old John Bratt was killed in Flanders on 26th September 1917. His name is engraved on the Tyne Cot Memorial.