I have just received a 1914/15 star to Private William Carr 5774, 2nd King's Shropshire L.I., and now reunited with his QSA-KSA and War Medal only now require his Victory medal to complete the group
A big thank you to Neil a member of the forum who kindly let me have the Star
Many thanks PHILIP
Well done, I think that re-unite has been a while in the making? In 2006 we corresponded some years back on another W Carr of the KSLI whose SA issued VM I have for the SA Native Labour Corps, he had served in the ABW. As you had the medals to #5774 we decided my man was William Henry Walter Carr #5791 - any sightings of his QSA and KSA?
Yes I do recall that all those years ago, strange how his star has just turned up, It was a member of the medal forum who contacted me, he bought the star many years ago, and was most helpful in letting me have it to reunite, only missing the Victory medal now, pity no service papers are available for him, as for your wants sorry not come across any leads, I have not got his QSA/KSA as found on my data index for known medals,
but don't give up, I am proof they are out there some where.
I did find a nice QSA to the 1st/Volunteer Service Coy, Shropshire L.I., the other day, all the way from Bloemfontein, it arrived after 3 days great postal service, and bought for a reasonable price, not like silly money you have to sometimes have fork out?.
All the best PHIL
Not having looked at this man for a while, I checked again for British Army service papers - that I had noted many years I hadn't found. There are WO97 papers for 5791 W Carr and this is not the same as WHW Carr of the SANLC. I have a great set of SA service papers (courtesy of the late Gordon Bickley, what a gent he was) and none of the details match.
His claim to ABW service is repeated many times and consistently on the SA papers - Carr enlisted a number of times during WW1, so his identity is a mystery. However Ancestry turned up a picture of man:
, there is also a picture of his wife with their daughter Ada.