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
You need to go to http://www.gov.uk 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.