Is this old sol­dier my great un­cle?

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

CAN your read­ers iden­tify the rank and reg­i­ment of this sol­dier please?

There is no name on the photo but he could be Lance Cor­po­ral Ge­orge Pritchard, 5861, of the Sec­ond Bat­tal­ion, South Staffs Reg­i­ment.

He was my late grand­mother’s brother. He was born in Bloxwich in 1881. My grand­mother was Edith Lock­ett, née Pritchard, and she lived at Holly Bush, Ch­es­lyn Hay, where the gar­den cen­tre now is nearby, and later in a bun­ga­low in Wind­sor Road, Great Wyr­ley.

Ge­orge served in South Africa, be­ing awarded the Or­ange Free State and Cape Colony medals with bars, which I have, I also have a map of the South African re­pub­lic on cloth, with mu­sic for the ‘Ab­sent Minded Beg­gar’ and a pic­ture of Lord Roberts.

He sub­se­quently died in WWI, on 16 May,1915, and is buried at Le Tourat ceme­tery in France. Derek Coates derek­coates600@out­look.com

Could this be Lance Cor­po­ral Ge­orge Pritchard?

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