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Sgt Frederick Barr


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Frederick Barr joined the East Riding Yeomanry in 1911 as an 18-year old and was mobilised in 1914. He proceeded overseas with them to Egypt in 1915 (being promoted to Sgt Cook) but chose not to re-enlist and hence was sent home to be discharged in 1916. His service records confirm this. However, a photograph provided to me by his grandson shows him as a Sergeant in the East Yorkshire Regiment. He was entitled to a 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM on the yeomanry medal rolls.

My hypothesis is that as a 23 year old fit male he would have been conscripted on his return to the UK, possibly explaining the East Yorkshire Regiment connection. Anyone have any thoughts? Or can anyone confirm he served with the EYR??

Cheers,

Neil.

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Neil,

I have a Frederick Barr but he does not fit your profile.

10699 6th Battalion East yorkshire Regiment

- Attested 27/08/1914

- 6th Bn EYR Posted Wounded Oct 1915

- EYR Posted wounded Jan 1917

- EYR Posted wounded June 1917

– Trio for sale on Ebay Sept 2008

Regards Charles

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Neil

Unless your man volunteered, he would have been conscripted after the passage of the second Military Service Act passed in May 1916.

If it is definitely EYR and there is no MIC then obviously service in the UK and possibly the cookhouse of the Base Depot.

Regards

Mel

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Excellent, thanks guys. Joseph - it does look at bit like the photo. I'll run it past his grandson. Thanks for your help,

Cheers,

Neil.

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Hi can't find any mic on Ancestry but probably no use there are these on NA site

Medal card of Barr, Fred

Corps: Yorkshire Regiment

Regiment No: 3615

Rank: Private...

Barr, Frederick

Corps: 4th Yorkshire Regiment

Regiment No: 100

Rank: Colour Serjeant...

Barr, Frederick

Corps: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Regiment No: 44904

Rank: Private

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Sgt. Barr in the group photo certainly looks like your man!!!

Regards

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