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INFORMATION ABOUT MANY SPECIFIC HOME GUARD UNITS AND INDIVIDUALS
in counties throughout the country

ONE BATTALION'S DETAILED STORY
The 32nd Staffordshire (Aldridge) Battalion

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SPECIFIC HOME GUARD UNITS

MEMORIES  and  INFORMATION
relating to units
in

THE WEST MIDLANDS COUNTIES
of

SHROPSHIRE (23 Mch 18)
STAFFORDSHIRE -- incl. Wolverhampton etc (21 Mch 19)
WARWICKSHIRE - incl. Birmingham etc. (15 Apr 19
)
WORCESTERSHIRE
(17 Mch 18)

and in
ALL OTHER U.K. COUNTIES and REGIONS

  A - E
ABERDEENSHIRE
- ARGYLLSHIRE -  AYRSHIRE - BEDFORDSHIRE - BERKSHIRE - BRECONSHIRE - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE  - CAMBRIDGESHIRE - CARMARTHENSHIRE - CHESHIRE - CORNWALL - COUNTY DURHAM - CUMBERLAND - DENBIGHSHIRE - DERBYSHIRE - DEVONSHIRE  - DORSET -DUMFRIESSHIRE -EAST LOTHIAN - ESSEX

 F - L
GLAMORGAN - GLOUCESTERSHIRE - HAMPSHIRE - HEREFORDSHIRE - HERTFORDSHIRE - HUNTINGDONSHIREINVERNESSSHIRE - ISLE OF MAN -ISLE OF WIGHT - KENT  - KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE - LANCASHIRE - LEICESTERSHIRE - LINCOLNSHIRE - LONDON
    
  M - S
    
MIDDLESEX (23 Oct 18)  - MIDLOTHIANSHIRE - MONMOUTHSHIRE - NORFOLK -NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - NORTHERN IRELAND- NORTHUMBERLAND - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - OXFORDSHIRE -
PEMBROKESHIRE - PERTHSHIRE - POWYS -RENFREWSHIRE - RUTLAND - SELKIRKSHIRE -SOMERSET - SUFFOLK  ) - SURREY (05 Apr 18) - SUSSEX   
also NEWFOUNDLAND)
   
 

 T - Z
WESTMORLAND - WILTSHIRE -  YORKSHIRE
(16 Feb 19)

 N.B.  All locations are listed alphabetically within the above sections.  Listings  are on the basis of 1940s county boundaries - thus Birmingham is in  Warwickshire, Wolverhampton in Staffordshire, Bristol in Gloucestershire,  Cardiff in Glamorgan, Edinburgh in Midlothian, etc.   London is however  London.

 The dates shown are those of a recent addition within the section.



THE 32nd (ALDRIDGE) BATTALION

covering
Aldridge, Barr Beacon, Brownhills, Little Aston, Pelsall, Pheasey, Rushall, Shelfield, Streetly, Walsall Wood
and nearby areas

THE HOME GUARD AND THE 32nd BATTN. 

"HOME GUARDING" 
- THE BATTALION’S STORY

(told in the members' own words in 1944 and 1945)

SUMMARY/INDEX OF MEMORIES  and  INFORMATION
Aldridge, Barr Beacon, Brownhills, Little Aston, PelsallPheasey, Rushall
ShelfieldStreetly, Walsall Wood and neighbouring areas.

(12 Feb 2019)

INDEX OF SURNAMES AND PLACE NAMES 
    LIST OF OFFICERS
OFFICERS' GROUP PHOTOGRAPH 1943
MAP OF BATTALION AREA
BIOGRAPHIES
"B" Coy. - STREETLY/LITTLE ASTON
(12 Feb 2019)
LITTLE ASTON/STREETLY PLATOON
IMAGES
HISTORY

A PRIVATE'S VIEW
A TEENAGER'S MEMORIES
TERRITORY MAP
(12 Feb 2019)
"C" Company  -  BROWNHILLS

"E" Company  -  ALDRIDGE
"F" Company  -  WALSALL WOOD
 

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32nd BATTALION NAMES

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OTHER HISTORY PAGES - NON-HOME GUARD

For convenience this website also hosts several pages of historical interest but little or no relevance to Home Guard matters:
Scenes from a Soldier's Photo Album - 3rd Cameron Highlanders, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, 1919
'With Fondest Love, Trev.' - Letters Home of Lt. E. Trevor Evans R.F.C./R.A.F. - 34 and 206 Squadrons - 1917-1919
The Story of Wilbur Arnold John, R.A.F., 206 Squadron -1918
Two Birmingham Businessmen in Berlin - 1932
Charles Barry's Building: King Edward's School, New Street, Birmingham - 1838-1936
The Knowle & Dorridge Volunteers - 1918
A Memory of New Street, Bimingham - Winter 1942/43
A Luftwaffe View of Birmingham - November 1940
History of Kynoch, Birmingham (ICI, IMI etc.) - 1862-to date

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