Mentioned in Despatches

Mentioned in Despatches

Postby Gloria » 29 Jun 2016, 12:17

My grandfather was R D Kippax, Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant in Royal Artillery in WW2.

Campaign Medals
1939-45 War Medal
1939-1945 Star

Awarded
Mentioned in Despatches

Theatre/Reason for award
Italy (including Monte Cassino, Anzio, Salerno, San Marino etc)

Is there anywhere on line to find out what he was mentioned in Despatches for? And what is the "Star" Campaign Medal?
I got the above information from www.forces-war-records.co.uk
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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby PanBiker » 29 Jun 2016, 13:23

It may give the information in his service records which you can apply for. Alternatively you could try the regiments history department they will hold the documentary record of the regiments actions. I assume you will have his service number which should be quoted along with any other information you already have.

I am intending to chase up my dads service record as I only have scant information on the circumstance of his B.E.M. (Military) award.

1939 - 45 Star is a campaign medal more information here:

1939 - 1945 Star
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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby Gloria » 29 Jun 2016, 13:27

Yes I have his number, thanks Ian. In this day and age of everything being "online", I thought perhaps they're somewhere I haven't looked.
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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby PanBiker » 29 Jun 2016, 13:41

I don't think so Gloria there are one or two sites that say they give access to service records but they are subscription. You might just as well apply for the records directly. Here are the files I got for applying for service records, it was £30 the last time I looked. It might be worth rechecking.

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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby Gloria » 29 Jun 2016, 13:43

Thankyou, I'll look into those.
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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby Whyperion » 29 Jun 2016, 16:17

findmypast is doing free access to military records till end of week (owing to 100 years since WW1 Somme)
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Re: Mentioned in Despatches

Postby Gloria » 29 Jun 2016, 16:45

Thank you, I have a sub to find my past but haven't got any further on there. I shall print the paperwork Ian gave the link to and send it off.
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