Lt Peter Keane RSR

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  1. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member


    Can anybody help me with any information on the following officer who was killed in Greece during the civil war in 1945. He is buried in the cemetery in Athens so I presume he was killed in that general area.

    I know that due to the sensitive nature of the civil war that many documents and citations for awards that were made during the period seem to no longer exist at the National Archives. Having said that I suspect it is highly likely that they never got there in the first place.

    Any help with this would be gratefully received.


  2. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    Lt Keane was killed on 4th January 1945 whilst spearheading an attack with a platoon of C Coy, 4 Para Btn when ELAS petrol bombed his bren carrier on cross roads MEGALOU/PLATAION. 16 others wounded in operation, 2 in same carrier.

    Extracted from RSR War Diaries January 1945 (WO 170-4825)

    Hope this helps

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Peter Keane
    Given Initials: P J
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Death Date: 4 Jan 1945
    Number: 226354
    Birth Place: Hertfordshire
    Residence: Hertfordshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Corps of Signals
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of War: Balkans and Greece Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Royal Armoured Corps
    Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps

    Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
    Name: Lieut Peter John Keane
    Death Date: 4 Jan 1945
    Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece
    Has Bio?: N
    Lieut Peter John Keane (Unknown-1945) - Find A...

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  4. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

  5. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    Blimey that was quick. Thanks very much both of you for all your help.


  6. Steve Turner

    Steve Turner Member

    That's interesting - It looks like a Regimental Number error whilst (maybe) transferring from written form to type form. Larnder's Regimental Number was 968498 (which would mean the way these 5s were written were read as 8s)
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  7. Steve Turner

    Steve Turner Member

    I have Larnder's tracer card and the x list record of his hospitalisation Greece

    Royal Artillery
    968498 Larnder 779 Gnr (Dvr Mechanic) R.D. Bty Raid Support Regt 4.1.45
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