Local Home Guard 1939-45
Company Officers and NCOs 8th Somerset LI Home Guard
Photo taken behind the Golden Lion possibly on VE Day
|Home Guard in Somerset -
a book for which
the author, Geoffrey Wilson, who lives near Langport, has gathered information about the Somerset Home Guard for 12 years.
He is publishing a book of his research with details of the local Home Guard here.
|He's still trying to put names to faces of our local unit. Ken Collins, Albert Owers and Val Yeoman have been able to assist with this but unfortunately not everyone has been identified.
Can you help with this picture, possibly taken on V.E. day at the back of the Golden Lion? The smaller version below is numbered to help pinpoint any faces you can put a name to. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully the book will go to print within the next few months. Further information about the date of publication, price &c will be put on the Wrington website and in the Journal when available.
|Those so far identified
1 William Organ
9 R.S. Denvers (Butcombe)
23 Lt Congresbury
24 Mr (later Sir) Wilfred Anson
25 (Alderman) Major Lyne
26 Dr H.A. Bell
|Redhill Home Guard - December, 1943|
|Privates Andrews Lowis F. Harding Ashley Ellis Kitchin Stevens Rugman
Fear Bennett Ogbourne Perry C.Harding Banwell G.Croker Goodenough Vauden J.Croker
L/c Cpl Sgt 2Lt Cpl L/c L/c
H. Croker W.Brean Hucker Wilkins Bingham Tidman Baldwin Banwell L. Coles T.Brean Atherton
Absentees: H.Ashman, E.Ashman, Marshall, Stiles, Taylor, Throssell, White
Original Land Defence Volunteers shown in red