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AND INFORMATION - STAFFORDSHIRE HOME GUARD
41st STAFFORDSHIRE (TIPTON) BATTN.
MAP OF TERRITORY
(Magnified, high definition version)
This page contains
a magnified, high definition version of the
map shown on the
41st Staffordshire (Tipton) Battalion
summary page, and also below, which is reproduced in
this website with the kind
permission of its owner.
The provenance of the map is
unknown and so there is knowledge neither of its owner
nor of the purposes for which it was used. Nor do we
know whether it was created specifically for Home
Guard use or was an earlier map, later modified for
Home Guard purposes. Its date is likely to be
earlier than 1944 (the Battalion was extensively
reorganised in early 1944 - see other pages in this
section of the website - and the map shows no
evidence of any of these changes). Furthermore its
well-worn state suggests years of use and so we may
safely assume that it dates from an early stage in
the life of the Home Guard and indicates the
Battalion's organisation between 1940 and 1943.
The map is of interest in at
least four ways:
1. It shows
of the HQ of the four constituent Companies and of
several of the Platoons, as follows:
Company HQ, Sedgley Road
- "B" Company HQ,
M.E.C., Toll End Road
- "C" Company HQ,
- "D" Company HQ, Old
- Nos. 1 and 2 Platoons HQ, Old Church Lane
- No. 3 Platoon HQ,
- No. 4 Platoon HQ,
Tan Sad, Bridge Road
Battalion's area of responsibility.
(The boundary is shown thus:
3. It shows
location of each Company's area of
responsibility throughout the town
(denoted by the large A, B, C and D).
neighbouring Battalions and thus at
least part of those Battalions'
responsibility, as follows:
Bilston, 34th Battalion, No. 3 Group, "The
Mount", Mount Pleasant, Bilston
Staffordshire (Bilston) Battalion)
Dudley, 3rd Battalion, No. 3 Group,
Rose Hill Schools, Dudley
(3rd Worcestershire (Dudley) Battalion)
- Rowley Regis, 40th Battalion, No.
3 Group, 175 Haden Hill, Old Hill
(40th Staffordshire (Rowley Regis)
Wednesbury, 36th Battalion, No. 2 Group, The
Drill Hall, Wednesbury
Staffordshire (Wednesbury) Battalion)
West Bromwich, 28th Battalion, No. 4 Group,
New Drill Hall, Carters Green
(28th Staffordshire (West Bromwich)
- West Bromwich, 29th
Battalion, No. 4 Group, Drill Hall, Carters
Staffordshire (West Bromwich) Battalion)
The group reference number denotes the Group
of which a Battalion was part, each group
being part of the South Staffordshire Zone
which in turn was part of the Central
Midland Area (1941 designations).
Staffordshire summary page for
information within this website about these
This is the map in its
The magnified, higher definition
version below concentrates on the
main 41st Battalion area and its
Click on the above map to go to the Tipton
Home Guard summary page
acknowledgement to Jackie Thickett for
permission to reproduce this map.
Thickett Family 2019
x155F March 2019