That's brilliant Chris, thank you very much! I'll let you know.Paul, it’s just possible you are in luck. Wade through the names on this page (and a second similar one which is linked to it): http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/DotherReminiscences122D3132WarksNomRoll31.htm
These are all the men who served in the two BCT battalions. There’s a chance your Dad is amongst them. About a 50/50 chance. Not searchable, unfortunately, so it’s a bit of patience needed.
Let us know how you get on.
Unfortunately my dad passed away in 1975 when I was just 17 or 18. I hadn't the interest prior to that in asking him questions about his experiences during WW2, a common regret I know. However, he did tell me he was in the Home Guard and I think showed me a photo (long since lost) with sergeants tapes. He lived in the Bordersley area at the time I think and his civvie job was as a bus conductor. He would have been 20 years old in 1941. Eventually he joined the regulars toward the end of the war, The Wiltshire Regiment (for some reason). Does anyone know which HG unit he may have served in please?
Hi GEFF, thank you for replying. Dad was Albert Mould. I don't know exactly what years he served but he was 20 in 1941. I do know he wasn't fit because he suffered dreadfully from asthma. He told me tales of various exercises and of runaway barrage balloons but I never paid enough attention to the details at the time. Unfortunately I don't have an early photo to hand but may be able to find one later. It would be wonderful if you are able to help. Very many thanks!Hi Brummy Paul, Ref. your message Home Guard. If your dad lived in the Bordersley area he would have been stationed at the Girls School in Marchment Road, just above the Broadway Pub on the left hand side. It was the B. Company 39th Battalion. Royal Warwickshire Regt. Home Guard. I was a very young member there in 1942. I am now very near to being 94 years old. Tell me his name and if possible a photo. lets see if I knew him. GEFF