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Grandad’s army

Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:35:26 0 comments

Home Guard

Village reader Robert Andrews brought us this photograph of the Alvechurch Home Guard in 1945, featuring his grandfather, Percy Horrix – far left on the back row.

Percy was a well-known figure in the village, having been born on Snake Lane and later worked as a gardener for Dr Vollom at the Old House on Bear Hill.

Alvechurch Home Guard (‘A’ Company) was part of the 9th Worcestershire (Redditch) Battalion – the group is thought to be pictured at the back of the Red Lion and this photo is featured in the book Alvechurch 1920-1960.

Can you fill in any of the blanks?

Back row: Horrix, Jones, ?, Turner, White, Craig, Jones.
Next row: Fairbrother, ?, ?, Thompson, Stillwell, Dolton, Field, Hoult, Brazier, Clifford, Michell.
Next row: Keen, Clark, Bennet, Clifford, Kent, Kent, Savage, Delingpole, Beale, Corbett, Holmes.
Next row: ?, Jakeman, Jessop, Lewis, Hearsy, Mills, Myring, Morton, James, Gardner, Hearsy.
Seated: Mousely, Evans, K Edwards, Burman, Mullins, Peorom, Tuffin, Hare, Crabbe.


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