GREALEY, Thomas, Louis

Known as: 
Lew
Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
City of London Police
Regiment/Corps: 
East Lancashire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241742
Born: 
Monday, June 12, 1916
Died: 
2008
Private Thomas Grealey, a serving City of London Police Officer, volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone and Malati Bridge (3 Commando Bridge). 
In 1939 Thomas was a married Constable residing at Ferndale Court, Lambeth. 
Extract from 1967 CA newsletter.
"Pte. Lew Grealey (H.Q. Sigs. 3 Cdo.), now a Detective Chief Inspector in London, invites members to ask at their local library for his first crime thriller 'Felon in Disguise' by Louis Southworth (his pseudonym) in which two ex-commandos feature."
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Lambeth.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
Commando Association newsletter 44 issued March 1967.
 

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