My Fathers Journey thro Italy

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      keith lambertkeith lambert

      Hi there Im looking at my Fathers Journey through the second world war and particular Italy,
      He has an Italy Medal from 1942/1943 or so and I have his service number but know not the much else.
      He didn’t talk much about the war afterwards and after he died I have a load of photographs with him and his Pals.
      He was a gunner and drove a lorry towing a heavy gun, he was in africa prior to this time and most of the photos are in a very wet environment around the gun and lorry.
      his number was 1142564 Royal Artillery, A V Lambert.
      Hope some one might be able to point me in the right direction
      Keith Lambert

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      Frank de PlantaFrank de Planta


      You need to go to and search for ‘Copy of a military Service Record’. That will tellyou how to order a copy from the MoD. That will tell you what units he was in. From there, it is all quite easy to work out.



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      Chris HarrisChris Harris

      Afternoon Keith,
      I cant promise to solve your query as you don’t say how big the gun was but if you drop me a line to I could have a look and maybe be of help. I am part of a group of enthusiastic researchers of the 67th Field Regiment RA (known as the Worcestershire gunners) who fought in the 1st Infantry Division in Tunisia and Italy.
      Frank de P is correct in suggesting that you apply for his service record but that will take time.
      A picture speaks a thousand words, or so they say.


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