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Gloucestershire Special Constabulary, F Division, Lydbrook Section.

Lydbrook Special Constables

Back Row: S/Cs Flewelling, William Arthur Lythaby, Drennen, Rothin, Allford and Meredith.
Second Row: S/C Greenway, P.W.R. Parmenter, S/Cs James, Phelps, Preece and Walford.
First Row: S/Cs Kerley, Morgan, Parsons, Knight, Smith and Goode, P.W.R. Constable
Seated: P.W.R. Walding, H. S/C Gibb, S/Insp. Machen, Insp. Dowsell, P.S. Finch, S/C Mann

Arthur William Lythaby added (Aug 2014): "... William Arthur Lythaby was my uncle 'hence my name'. I also believe the Goode in the picture to be my grandfather R F Goode from Joys Green. I have been researching my family tree if anyone needs more info please get in touch".

Newspaper report of bravery at a fire in Lydbrook in 1941

Malcolm wrote (Feb 2008): "My father, Police Sargeant Finch's medals are a bravery award for entering a burning building below the old viaduct and saving a mans life for which he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal which of course I still cherish".

(see newspaper report left from the Gloucester Journal of 01 February 1941)

Matthew Cutmore added: (June 2014): "... Row 1, 2nd from left is my grandfather William Arthur Lythaby. He was also known as "Sonny" to many people. It would be great if ... (anyone) had any other pictures of him - we was an avid supporter of the Lydbrook Silver Band I believe".

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