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Quorn Home Guard 1942

The Home Guard were originally known as the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) and were formed after Winston Churchill became prime minister in 1940. Despite being volunteers they were part of the army and their objective was to defend the home district.

Quorn Home Guard was the 13th Platoon (Quorn), D Company of the 10th Leicestershires. They met for regular training sessions and every night they patrolled vulnerable areas such as the railway station and Swithland Reservoir.

This photograph was taken outside the Bulls Head (now the Quorndon Fox), on High Street in 1942. The names (left to right) are:

Back row: Gartshore, Fletcher, Young, unknown, Hope, unknown, Coghill, unknown, A J Bown, Pick, White, unknown, Bayliss, Brown, Pepper, unknown, unknown

Middle row: Firr, unknown, Turner, unknown, Hallam, Brookman, Hopcraft, Poole, Pick, Fewkes, Bream, Charles Edward Cockain, Bereton, unknown, Owles, Batty, Ward

Front row: Webster, Sykes, Waterfield, C H Teagle, Woolley, T W James, 2nd Lt. Astill, 1st Lt. Charles Walter Thornton (Commanding Officer), Leavesley, Facer, Holmes, Ottey, S Duffel, R G Gamble, Hope

Front row seated on ground: Two cadets Poole, Cook

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Can you provide any more names either forenames or complete names?


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Please email us at: team2019@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2019-10-01
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2234
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