Lydney Home Guard 1944-1945.
Members of the Lydney Home Guard in 1944-1945.
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Back- All standing (Row 3) Left to right: 1 Corporal Harold Launchbury, 2 Private Stan Smith, 3 ,4 , 5, 6 Ewart (Bill) Slee, 7 Private Sid Ellis, 8 Fred Jenkins, 9, 10, 11, 12
Front. All seated/squatting (Row 2): 1 , 2 Fred Hopes, 3 ,4 Clem Nation, 5 Alfed (Rocky) George from Alvington.
Centre Front (Row 1): 1 George Edwards.
Jim added: "Harold Launchbury taught maths at Lydney Grammar School, ... George Edwards kept the Tutnalls Post Office at the bottom of Mount Pleasant".
Dave Dunn added: "... this is Fred Jenkins who came from London and was the stores manager at Watts Factors for a long time (where the Tesco petrol station now stands). He lived on Primrose Hill".
Ann (Slee) Blanton added (Jan 2009): "In the back row, sixth from left is Ewart (Bill) Slee. In WW1 he and his brother Reginald were in The Gloucestershire Regiment and served with Honor. Bill later worked for many years at Pine End and was loved by all who knew him".
Thanks also to Sam Morgan's, Julie Hale, H J Warren, David Dunn and Jo Watkins who added "... Sid Ellis worked in Watt's Ironmongers,High Street, Lydney."
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