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HOME GUARD MEMORIES AND INFORMATION -
2nd WORCS. (BROMSGROVE) BATTN.
was a member of "A" Company of the
Worcestershire (Bromsgrove) Battalion.
He was employed at the
Aero works as an engineer-miller, a
reserved occupation. It appears that he
joined the local Home Guard Battalion,
rather than the
Austin Longbridge Works Unit which was
part of the
43rd Warwickshire (Birmingham) Battalion.
Arthur's family home was
Drive, Cofton Hackett where he
lived from 1934 until 1950 before
returning there in 1956 to No. 74.
Behind the houses was a reservoir which
received several Luftwaffe bombs in the
course of the war, causing broken windows
and other damage. Local legend suggested
that this was because German bombers
needed to shed their load so that they
could climb over the
photograph of "A" Coy. was taken at
Cricket Ground. Arthur Arnold is in
the back row, 9th from the right.
of Arthur Arnold's service survive but his
duties certainly involved patrolling the
is made to Brian Arnold for
the image of his father
and permitting its publication here.
Image © Brian Arnold 2019
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