Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medal, Defence Medal, Special Constabulary Medal, GVI, 3-8286 Corporal Frank Warr, 1st Bn Dorset Regiment.
With original Unit Register Card, original Demobilisation Certificate, original II Corps Signal School Certificate for Assistant Instructor’s Signalling Course, Original First Class Signaller Certificate.
With copies of his: Defence Medal issue slip and Certificate for the award of his Military Medal.
Frank Warr was born on 5th August 1892 in Stoke-under-Ham where he lived throughout his life where he worked in the local Glove Factory as a Glove Cutter, he there during 1972.
He enlisted for service on 2nd September 1914, joined the 1st Dorsets and was wounded in action by a Gunshot wound to back on 23rd May 1915 and again by Gunshot to the legs on 11th May 1916 being invalided home on H.S. Asturias.
His M.M. was an ‘Immediate Reward’ in the Army Orders of 27th February 1919 later announced in the London Gazette on 23rd July 1919.
He was later present in 1923 during Prince’s Visit to Stoke-Under-Ham as reported in the Taunton Courier on 25 July 1923:
The Prince then proceeded to inspect the discharged soldiers. Stoke had a magnificent record in the number of men it provided for the Great War, upwards of 250 men serving in either in the Land, Sea or Air Forces. The names of quite a number of men who won distinctions springs to mind….. and Frank Warr, all Military Medalists… His Royal Highness passed round the ranks of the men, stopping here and there to talk with one or other of them. He had a chat with over 20 in the course of his walk around the ranks. although rain was falling heavily. He especially enquired about their service during the war. and asked many questions on how they won their decorations.”
And original letter written to his son which reads:
‘My Darling Son, I received yours of which I was pleased to know you had been to the Xmas party, and that you liked it so well.
There must have been lots of things down there, and I suppose you took the gun off the Xmas tree.
I am pleased that you are going to such a good boy and I am sure Mamma will be as well. I hope you are also a good boy down at school.
Lots of love and kisses’