Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Researcheroo, Nov 5, 2017.
Very interesting indeed
We know that he wanted to come out the army, as he had a young family. He got out on medical reasons of flat feet.
Very interested reading, of your views.
Just returning to interpret the middle column on your RWP 2.
The middle column covers his postings away from 1st RF to RAOC through 1945/46. He appears to have been working in a Vehicle Kitting Unit. No idea what the actual work was other than “what it says on the tin”. It shows 2 periods of leave from Austria to UK - departing Villach, Austria - likely by train - for a months leave.
The 3rd column notes his promotion to L/Cpl whilst at home based ITC’s 1943/44.
Your RWF 3 & 4 cover his postings from 1947 to the end of his military service.
He continued in southern Austria until late 1947 when he returned to UK and was posted to 15 Battalion RAOC until his discharge to the Reserve in December 1949 having been promoted Sgt a few weeks earlier.
On his recall Aug 1950 during the Korean War emergency he was initially posted to an RAOC Depot at Didcot, Oxfordshire before transferring to 15 Battalion RAOC until his discharge from the Army on health grounds.
His testimonial/reference in RWP 5 should probably also be written in his Reguakr Army Discharge book B108 (a small red covered book with 8 pages).
I wonder if you can tell me why Roy William Perrett obtained this small silver star with his medals please ?
How was it worn, and why would it have been awarded - (thank you).
I also post a copy of his medals that he was awarded.
Any help is appreciated.
I’ve just had a look at the records you posted. I can’t see any Army Medal Office stamp about his Medal Entitlement being issued.
I’d have expected him to have been entitled to 39/45 Star, Italy Star and the War Medal.
I don’t recognise the significance of the little star you’ve attached. Number 2 is the War Medal and 3 is the Italy Star. Numbers 4 and 5 appear to be the front and back of a peacetime shooting competition Medal.
Thank you very much. Very interesting.
Do you know please what the little star signifies, and where it would be worn.
Would it be to signify his rank at all please ?
I think somewhere on a photo once on eBay, that a tiny star like this was placed worn on the medal ribbons.
I don't know how exactly correct this was on an unconnected photo .. but it looked just like the silver Star we have.
Thank you for your time and help with this.
I dont think its a British medal/adornment - the only additional attachement to British medals is the oak leaf
The other british addition could be the 'rosette' - Rosette (decoration) - Wikipedia
Stars as you have shown generally, in my opinion, related to USA medal adornments, so perhaps he was awarded it from the US Military or its a souvenir perhaps
Image of a rosette
Image of a US bronze star
WWII US Navy Good Conduct Medal Ribbon Bar w/ Bronze Star Device | eBay
Thank you very much.
I think perhaps it is a US trophy, that was given to him personally.
I had read about them.
Your post makes me think this is what it is.
I'd love to ask him just how he got it, but we found it with his medals.
Thank you again,
My husband said his father Roy Perrett once carried a man back after being wounded.
Unfortunately the man died, and nothing more was said.
It may be an attribution around this act that he did.
Who knows now.
If the man had not died, I wonder if Roy would have had his act of bravery documented.
Do you please know what the proceedure would have been please ?
That would depend on whether he did in fact help a wounded soldier, and what country that soldier came from, if he was USA then I would suggest contacting our US sister site - WWII Forums, if he was from UK (and its Allies) then perhaps it could be mentioned in a War Diary, but as the attachment doesnt seem to be UK, that may be a blind alley
To be honest I think you will have to be very lucky to find the answer to your question, but dont let me stop you from trying, as you never know what will turn up
Thank you, I was just wondering about what may have happened.
It's long gone now.
I think most members are the same in that "if only we had asked our relatives earlier", mind you would they have provided the answers.
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