Home Guard 1939-1945

Barling, Wakering, Sutton & Shopland

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D Company Home Guard 1939 – 1945

Barling, Wakering, Sutton and Shopland Platoon


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Back Row

1 Dick Cranfield 2 Percy Little 3 Joe Claydon 4 ?Bill Salmons 5 Edward Brown 6 Bob Stammers 7 Ron Bransden 8 Harry Rippingale 9 Norman Riley 10 ?

3rd Row

1 Wally Kedge 2 Chris Outten 3 Reg Appleton 4 Jim Salmons 5 Jack Stammers 6 Edward Mumford 7 Fred Outten 8 Joe Wiffen 9 George Mott 10 Tom Childs

2nd Row

1 George Emberson 2 Harold Hayward 3 Eric Smith 4 Frank Carey 5 Ray Matthews 6 John Carey 7 Will Holmstead 8 Jack White 9 Charlie Outten 10 ?

Front Row

1 George Freeman 2 John King 3 Fred Bradbury 4 Jim Cranfield


Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Home Guard 1939-1945' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Home Guard 1939-1945' page

All names known except for two men from Sutton and/or Shopland - at the right end of the back row and at the right end of the second row. Has anyone any ideas? If so please drop us a comment in the box below. (You will find adding a comment much more streamlined if you first Register on the site using the box in the left column and are then logged in as you make the comment).

This page was added by Robert Stephen on 11/04/2017.
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If my memory has it right the brother and sister who sang & danced at the library were Brian & Norma Hills, their father's name was Norman, in 1949 he was a painter.

By Peter D Cottis
On 17/09/2018

Back in the 50's when I was about 12 my mate Graham & myself used to listen to a brother & sister roughly the same age as us singing, dancing & playing the piano in the adjoining room on the left of the library in Ship Lane. Their Christian names have left my memory at the moment but their surname may have been Hills. I believe that the pair went on to sing aboard pleasure ships for a shipping company. My memory tells me that they lived past the Anne Boleyn in one of the newer houses. Their father may have been the unknown man at the right end of the second row in D Company.

By Peter D Cottis
On 11/09/2018
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