Original World War Two Medal Grouping, Photographs and Ephemera, Gnr. Barr, Royal Warwicks
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A substantial and interesting grouping belonging to Trooper, later Gunner Alfred James Barr, called up to the Warwickshire Yeomanry and later posted to the Royal Artillery.
1. Medal group of the 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp, Defence Medal and 1939/45 War Medal;
2. Soldier's Pay Book - replacement as original destroyed 4 April 1944, cover has come away. Shows that 318543 Alfred James Barr was born 17 April 1921 and enlisted in Coventry on 21 November 1938 for the Territorial Army. He spent some time training in AA gunnery and as a Farrier in 1941;
3. His calling up papers, dated 25 August 1939 for Trooper Barr to report to The Drill Hall, Quinton Road, Coventry for service in the Warwickshire Yeomanry;
4. A Ministry of Labour 'Acknowledgement of Receipt of Unemployment Book' dated 28 August 1939;
5. Three leave passes, dated 1945 and 1946 for leave in Rome (confirming transfer to the RA and rank of Gunner);
6. Envelope that may have originally contained his medals, stamped Royal Warwickshire Regiment;
7. 1946 dated letter regards Form A.2039 (confirmation of passing driving test), presumably he passed whilst in service and needed confirmation for a 'civilian' license;
8. A 1947 dated letter confirming receipt of his medal claim, correlates against the medals included;
9. 2 x Photo Albums, one with Egyptian motifs on the cover. The albums are partially complete, numerous photographs are not in the album, but there are three lots of loose photographs, presumably those no longer in the albums. General wear and tear as would be expected. Images show landscapes in Egypt, images of Cairo, the Sphinx, the Jordan River, ancient ruins (possiby in Lebanon), Port Said, nuns in a Monastery, numerous photographs of soldiers posing by vehicles, German aircralft and playing sport. 2x images of British steam locomotives (45682 and 3217).
Total of 242 photographs, some duplicates.
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