He served in the South African Light Horse during the Anglo-Boer War. Trooper 2065 R S Carr was denied his Queen’s South Africa campaign medal on account of his appearing before a field general court martial.
Carr lived at Welham Cottage, Winchester Road, Southampton and became a trimmer in the engine room of the Titanic. He died in the sinking and on account thereof, in 1913 the War Office presented his mother with his South African War medal – a rare case of their reversing such a decision.
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