Hans Alexander var britisk soldat 1942 - juli 1946.
Ifølge breve til familien Møller sendt fra Italien 4.8.1945 identificerer han sig på følgende måde:
PAL / 32319 Dvr. Alexander H.
468 PAL / G.T. Cog. R.A.S.C.
PAL / 32319 PtE Alexander
179 PAL / G.T. Cog. R.A.S.C.
Ud fra disse detaljer kan han spores til The Queen's Lancashire Regiment
citatet fra QLR's website:
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45
Italy. The 47th went on to Italy, where early in 1944 it played a decisive part in holding the Anzio brigdehead. The battalion then advanced through Rome, Florence, and the Gothic Line to Monte Grande, where the re-formed 81st also saw action.
THE POST-WAR YEARS 1945-70
Amalgamations. In the immediate aftermath of the war Regular Lancashire battalions served in India, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Eritrea, Malta, Italy, Trieste, Austria and Germany, and the 40th and 47th saw active service in Palestine, but peace brought reductions and by 1949 our three County Regiments had been reduced to one Regular battalion each.
På den følgende website findes kontaktadressen for oplysninger om personer i den britiske hær
herfra er hentet følgende oplysninger:
2. Retired Officers since 1914 and Soldiers since 1920
Army Records Centre,
Ministry of Defence CS(RM)2b,
Middlesex UB3 1RF.
Fax: 020-8569 2751.
The Ministry of Defence does not normally release information from a service record to persons other than the individual concerned or their next of kin and a nonrefundable search fee may be charged.
Officers' records for the period 1914-20 were transferred to the Public Record Office in January 1998.
Ole Tetens Lund 30-12-14