Douglas greig

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  1. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    hello folks I have been doing my family tree and also been researching information about my great grandfather Douglas greig, he was married to Helen Ross in Aberdeen and that’s where the lived, but I know he was based out of Portsmouth but went back upto Aberdeen because that’s where the Germans were going to bomb. I know he was on the Hood ship and was a petty officer??


    If anyone could help me find information that would be great. I have got his medals but I’m not sure what ones he should have been given.

    If anyone could help me that would be amazing!

    Thanks Ross
     

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  2. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    His two medals
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    My grandfather told me and and so did my great uncle, he was also in the Russian convoy, I also know he was on a ship protecting an aircraft carrier from the japs camicasi pilots.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    right in that case you need to apply as suggested for his service records
     
  6. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    The medals I have of my great grandfathers are the Italy star and the Burma star with the Pacific clasp
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The photo you posted is your Great Grandfather?
     
  8. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    Yeah that’s my great grandfather
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  10. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    Perfect thank you

    Where else would you get information on my great granda? Is the gov site really good??
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you have to send off for the records at a cost of £30 .The forms are on the site and it explains how to do it

    you will not find any info about him on the internet even though some sites say they have info you will be conned out of your money
     
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  12. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    Yeah okay dokey thank you!
     
  13. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    He would be entitled to more as the Burma star needed 1939-45 star earned first which was 6 months and the war medal was awarded after 28 days

    you need to write to the mod medal office (it’s free) the form is on the mod .gov site google claiming ww2 medals

    they will tell you what medals and when issued. If they weren’t issued then NoK can apply to have them issued

    if he was indeed on arctic convoys then he would be entitled to the new arctic star

    regards

    james
     
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    travers1940 Well-Known Member

  15. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    Thanks chaps much appreciated
     
  16. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    This is his medals
     

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  17. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    He is missing at least 2.

    the war medal was issued to every service person after 28 days service

    the Burma star needed the 39-45 star earnt
    first.

    I would definitely enquire with the mod medal office.
     
  18. Rossco301

    Rossco301 Member

    Okay dokey mate thank you
     

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