The Killin war memorial drew considerable attention to Carrick in the early 1920's with its photograph appearing in several newspapers, magazines and many postcards. It was through this that Carrick later received a commission from the South African Scottish Regimental Association to carve a larger copy of the Killin soldier for their memorial in Pretoria.
Carrick discussed the project with the association and obtained a regimental cap badge and other items of kit specific to the South African Infantrymen and incorporated these details into the new sculpture.
On the right Carrick is working in his Edinburgh yard, using the original working model of the Killin figure and a pointing machine to scale up and copy this for the nine foot high South African soldier in Doddington stone. The Union Castle Steamship Company stepped in and offered to ship the statue free of charge.
Carrick was very conscious of the foreign location and advised the Pretoria war memorial committee to consult a local architect with knowledge of the South African climate regarding the suitability of the stone and the type of plants used in the landscaping of the memorial. Carrick favoured 'Doddington Stone' from a quarry in the Cheviots which is highly durable and has an attractive pinkish hue.