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WARTIME PHOTOS

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Griffydam Home Guard

Griffydam Home Guard

Griffydam Home Guard and part of the Ashby Battalion formed a guard of honour at the wedding at St. Peter's Church, Highfields, Leicester of Mr. E. F. Whyman of Griffydam and Miss. E. Howe, of Belgrave Street, Leicester. LHS Front to Back: Harry Johnson, ? Johnson, Horace Westley, Joe Witham RHS Front to Back: Lieutenant Jack Ford, ??, Joe Billings, ? Hall, Harry Johnson’s Son

Worthington Home Guard

Worthington Home Guard

Worthington Home Guard 1941: Front Rank L to R: John James, Johnny Toon, Alfred Jordon, Fredna Jordan, Jack Lacey, George Martin. The 3 faces visible in the Second Rank L to R: Stan Whyman, Harold Jordan and Big Jim Smith.

Exercise Partridge

Exercise Partridge

Defending Home Guards taking cover behind the Coalville War Memorial on the traffic island during Exercise Partridge Sunday 11th October 1942

Peggs Green Home Guard

Peggs Green Home Guard

In 1944 outside The Red Lion Inn Back Row L to R: Cyril Marshall, Ken Harrison, Mr. Fern, B.Walker, Mr. Collins, B.Hall, H.Brooks. Middle Row L to R: Bill Blakey (New Engine Inn landlord), Mr. Fairbrother, Gordon Morley, Jack Leeson, John Archie Burton, T. Shaw, ??, ?? Bottom Row L to R: W. Nutting, A. Bromley, Arthur Else, Josiah Weston, Gerald Burton, Brian Hickling, Vic Clements

New Lount Colliery Home Guard

New Lount Colliery Home Guard

August 1941 L to R Row 5: ?,?,E Arnold, J Evans, R Grumitt,?,?,?, W Warren, B Webster, J Webster, D Clayton,?,? Row 4: D Mee, E James, C Hall, F Hodges, J Widdowson, ?,?,?,?, T Hodges Row 3: H Garner, H Dandow, J Stewart, ?,?,?,?,?, W Rowlands, F Griffin, B Williams, A Hodges Row 2: F Platts, R Hastey, G Widdowson, C Martin, A Denholme, F Hodges, S Bolland, G Naisbitt, H Rowell, R Hodges, T Haylock Row 1: H Broster, A Hawkins, J Naisbitt, G Broster

New Lount Colliery Home Guard

New Lount Colliery Home Guard

On Training Operations

Breedon Home Guard

Breedon Home Guard

L to R Back: Wilf Fairbrother, Ken Thorley, Jack Mason, Charlie Cooper, Bill Staniforth, Stan Fairbrother, Bernard Stevenson Row3: Sam James, Herbert Mason, Les Fisher, Frank Dimmock, Mr Wood, George Kinsey, Dennis Hickling, Fred Bettany, Charlie Kinsey Row2: Harold Kirby, Len Wileman, Charlie Robinson, Bert Bonser, John Bird, Frank Cluer, Vic Willmore, Dick Cox, George Grainger, Herbert Lock, Reg Frain Row1: Ernest Barsby, Albert Robinson, George Barber, Alf White, Wilf Bradbury, A Monkman

Leicestershire Home Guard

Leicestershire Home Guard

On civilian-military exercise

Leicester Home Guard

Leicester Home Guard

Receiving instructions on the Lewis Gun in 1940

Samuel Dimmock

Samuel Dimmock

Surviving Japanese POW from Griffydam 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

Samuel Dimmock

Samuel Dimmock

Samuel Far Left In India

John Howkins & Samuel Hodges

John Howkins & Samuel Hodges

Surviving Japanese POWs Left: John Howkins Gunner 148th Bedfordshire Yeomanry Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery From Peggs Green & Right: 4859871 Lance Corporal Sam Hodges 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment Right From Griffydam

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

Training At Glen Parva Barracks With Samuel Hodges Top Row, Centre

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

In The Hills At Chakrata Hill Station In India Samuel Hodges Far Left

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges Chakrata Hill, India

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

Arriving At Leicester Station After The War Samuel Hodges (2nd Right) & George Chippendale From Ravenstone (2nd Left)

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

The Dedication Of The British Legion Ceremony Thringstone Green 1956 Samuel Hodges (2nd Right)

Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges

During his visit to Taiping War Cemetery in 1983 at the Headstone of his mate Hugh Pritchard killed by the Japanese

John Howkins

John Howkins

Surviving Japanese POW 956459 Gunner John Howkins From Peggs Green 148th Bedfordshire Yeomanry Field Regiment - Royal Artillery

Samuel Hodges & John Howkins

Samuel Hodges & John Howkins

Samuel Hodges (left) with John Howkins (Right) reminiscing in later life

VE Day

VE Day

VE Day Celebrations 1945 On Anchor Lane, Peggs Green

PERCY RILEY

PERCY RILEY

23523 SERGEANT PERCY RILEY 15th SHERWOOD FORESTERS, NOTTS AND DERBY REGIMENT Born: Mosten, Lancashire 1895. Brother of Helen Topham (nee. Riley) of Coleorton Died: 17.07.1916 Killed In Action WWI France Aged 21

SAMUEL SMITH

SAMUEL SMITH

657263 SAMUEL BARTHOLOMEW ALBERT SMITH 602 SQUADRON ROYAL AIRFORCE Born: Osgathorpe 1920 Died: 23.1.1943 Killed In Active Service Following A Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Spitfires In British Air Space Aged 23

WILLIAM BIRD

WILLIAM BIRD

15925 LANCE CORPORAL WILLIAM BIRD 2nd BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT Born: Coleorton 1892 Died: 25.9.1915 Killed In Action WWI France Aged 23

JOHN WILLIAM BARKBY

JOHN WILLIAM BARKBY

4258 PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAM BARKBY 1/5th BATTALION, LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT Born: Griffydam 1895 Died: 6.8.1916 Killed In Action WWI In France Aged 21

SIDNEY JOHNSON

SIDNEY JOHNSON

14681 PRIVATE SIDNEY JOHNSON 6th BATTALION LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT Born: Griffydam 1895 Died: 23.3.1918 Killed In Action WWI France Aged 22

JOHN REGINALD PHILPOTT

JOHN REGINALD PHILPOTT

Born1893 Died 1918 Son Of Reverend Canon John Nigel Philpott M.A. - Rector Of Coleorton 1921-1932 Died Whilst In Service WW1

6102929 KEN HODGES

6102929 KEN HODGES

Born Zion Hill, Peggs Green 105 Provost Company, 9 Section, C.M. Police - Middle East Forces - Part Of The 8th Army.

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