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poacher

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Re: Chislehurst Home Guard
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 22:00:35 »

  The Man Himself - Major Howard Withers Roberts MC

merc

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Re: Chislehurst Home Guard
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 21:33:25 »
Welcome Poacher :)
Interesting stuff.

In my Chistlehurst caves book,it saye the Home Guard were enlisted at one point to help deal with the amount of people arriving at the staion from special trains that had been laid on for people who had come to shelter in the caves.


poacher

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Re: Chislehurst Home Guard
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 20:25:33 »
The chap in my last post - Major Roberts who from his photo was a large fellow and in fact a bank manager, won his military Cross for operating a trench mortar in No mans Land on the Somme in WW1 for 2 days under fire then rescuing wounded again under fire !, I think if they had had to,they would have done alright.

poacher

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Re: Chislehurst Home Guard
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 20:01:09 »

poacher

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Chislehurst Home Guard
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 17:34:42 »
Hi, I Have a Load Of Paperwork regarding the 54th Chislehurst  Battalion ,Kent Home Guard detailing where their HQs and Strongpoints were,It seems they guarded a sort of final stop line before London I would be interested in hearing from anyone with any knowledge of that area during the war and if anyone is researching it themselves I am happy to scan stuff for them

 

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