Captain Kenneth Greaves

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      Richard GreavesRichard Greaves
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      I am seeking more information about my fathers war record.
      He was Captain Kenneth Charles Greaves
      He was awarded the Italy Star – I have it in my possession as well as a large number of letters home.
      The reference on those was 231 Bty 42nd LAA Regt RA M.E.F.
      I don’t have his service number so cannot search the War Office Records

      Any information anyone has would be gratefully received

      Richard Greaves

    • #17941
      Frank De PlantaFrank de Planta
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      Richard.

      You need to go to http://www.gov.uk and enter ‘how do I obtain a Service Record’.

      This will tell you how to get your father’s Service Record from the Army Personnel Centre in Glasgow. You just need a date of birth and a death certificate.

      That will give you a full picture of his service.

      Regards

      Frank

    • #17942
      Frank De PlantaFrank de Planta
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      Richard.

      From May-Oct 44, 42 LAA Regt RA were the air defence regiment supporting 1 British Armoured Division in Italy.

      The Regt had three Batteries – 145, 150 & 231.

      That would put your father at 1 BR Armd Div;s brutal experience on the Gothic Line at Coriano Ridge in early Sep 44.

      Regards

      Frank

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