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Homeguard

Joycew

New Member
Hi. I recently started a family tree, I've been informed that my dad who passed away when I was a child was in the Homeguard. I've looked at most sites but not having any luck. He lived in Ladywood until the early 60s. Can anyone point me in the right direction as ive now hit a brick wall.
 

ChrisM

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joycew,

Here are a couple of links for you to have a look at. Work through those and then let us know how far you have got and what you are trying to find out.
Birmingham Home Guard units: http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/DotherReminiscencesWarkssstaffshg.htm
Searching for individual Home Guard men: http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/J9GeneralInformationSearchingforMembers.htm

Your dad would have served EITHER in a unit very close to his home OR a unit associated with his place of work - a factory, bus garage, gas works etc., etc. - AND/OR, later in the war, on an anti-aircraft gunsite not too far from his home area.

Chris
 
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Joycew

New Member
Joycew,

Here are a couple of links for you to have a look at. Work through those and then let us know how far you have got and what you are trying to find out.
Birmingham Home Guard units: http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/DotherReminiscencesWarkssstaffshg.htm
Searching for individual Home Guard men: http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/J9GeneralInformationSearchingforMembers.htm

Your dad would have served EITHER in a unit very close to his home OR a unit associated with his place of work - a factory, bus garage, gas works etc., etc. - AND/OR, later in the war, on an anti-aircraft gunsite not too far from his home area.

Chris
Thank you for that. I shall certainly have a good luck. As there are none of my dads family members still living, I seem to have hit a brick wall.
Really appreciate the info. Thanks again.
 
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