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GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HOME GUARD
HOME GUARD ORDERS
Serial 59 - 3rd June 1942
Home Guard Orders by
General Sir James H. Marshall-Cornwall,
C-in-C, Western Command, were issued from Western
Command Headquarters in Chester on Wednesday 3 June
1942. This copy was received by the
(Newcastle Rural) Battalion on 5th
June and passed to one
Lt. Lister for action.
These Orders comprise the following:
| *924. Grenades,
S.I.P. - Storage
*928. Explosives -
Conveyance by Rail
Electrical and Mechanical Engineers -
Formation of New Corps
Respirators - Repairs of
- damage to during training
Armourers - Home Guard
*953. Courses of
Instruction - Armourer's School,
*954. Courses of Instruction -
Home Guard Courses,
Exercises - Notification of Interested Parties
Paras 951 - 955 mention the names of Home Guards
from Battalions throughout the west of the country:
- 2 Brecknock (Brecon)
22 Cheshire (G.P.O.), 38 Cheshire
Cumberland (Carlisle), 4 Cumberland
27 Lancashire (Rochdale County), 31 Lancashire
(Rossendale), 42 Lancashire (Eccles), 43
Lancashire (Salford), 57 Lancashire (P.O.), 58
Lancashire (P.O.), 60 Lancashire, 91
Monmouth (Chepstow), 10 Monmouth
20 Staffordshire (Wolverhampton), 26
Staffordshire (Willenhall and Wednesfield), 41
14 Warwickshire (Coventry), 24 Warwickshire
(Birmingham), 27 Warwickshire
The Orders are reproduced below.
Please use the website
facility to find references within the site to subjects
mentioned above, especially Altcar, Burscough and county
(Document by courtesy of Mick Ackrill
to whom grateful acknowledgement is made).
Armourers—Home Guard." Minor repairs and
adjustments " to the following Small Arms :
Rifles', No. 3, pattern 17; Bren" M-.G., Mk 1
.303"; Carbine, T.S.M.G.; Steu, Mk. II; Pistol No.
1, Mk. 6 : —
Sgt. Culbertson, 10 Westmorland
H.G. Sgt. Todhunter, 4 Cumberland H.G. Cpl. Felton, 10
Westmorland H.G. Cpl. Brierjey, 59 Lanes. H.G. Cpl. Pottage,
42 Lanes. H.G. Cpl. Carding, 42 Lanes. H.G. Cpl. Kitchen, 58
Lanes. H.G. L/Cpl. Sinyard, 27 Lanes. H.G. L/Cpl. Porter, 42
Lanes. H.G. Pte. Palmer, 3 Cumberland H.G. Pte. Lavenka, 4
Cumberland H.G. Pte. Graham, 4 Cumberland H.G. Pte. Kearns, 59
Lanes. H.G. Pte. Smith, 38 Cheshire H.G.952. Armourers Courses. " Minor repairs and
adjustments " —
Sgt. S. Mattox, 26 Staffs. H.G.
Sgt. J. Reynolds, 41 Staffs H.G. Cpl. W. Davis, 26 Staffs H.G.
Cpl. B. Kempson, 26 Staffs. H.G. Cpl. A. Fox, 26 Staffs H.G.
L/Cpl. W. Granger, 26 Staffs H.G. Pte. B. Dunn, 20 Staffs H.G.
Pte. H. Tomlinson, 26 Staffs H.G. Pte. J. Yates, 26 Staffs
H.G. § Pte. J. Colstin, 26 Staffs H.G. Pte. F. Morris, 41
Staffs H.Gj 953. Courses ot
Instruction—Armourers' School, Burscough.Course No. 20—2nd May to 9th May,
Sgt. C. Mallalieu, 60 Lanes. H.G.954. Courses of
.Instruction—Armourers. School,Burscou'gh. .Course No. 22—16/5/42 to 23/S/42. , "Minor repairs and adjustments " to the
following Small'Arms and Machine Guns :—Rifles, Lee-Enfield,
Model 17; Rifles, Automatic,. Browning, .300"; Guns M/C Lewis,
Air pattern, ' .300".; Guns. M/C Lewis, ground pattern, .300";
Guns M/C- Browning, .300"; Carbine .M/C" Sten 9mm.'.Mk: II.;
29mm. Spigot Mortar;. Northover Projector and Mountings,
Tripod, Browning, .300" : —" Sgt. C. F. Driver, 57 Lanes. H.G.
Sgt.. E. Lund, 43 Lanes. -H.G..' Sgt. A, A. Ross, 24 Warwick
H.G. Sgt. R. C. Davis, 1 Moil. H.G. , Sgt. J. F. Salt, 22
Ches. H.G. Sgt. D. W. Roberts, 5-Glam. H.G. Sgt. F. C.
Priestman, 92 Lanes. H.G. . • Sgt. G. Thomas, 1 Carrns. H.G. .
Cpl. W. Mack, 9 Worcs. H.G. Cpl. W. R. Kincher, 27 Warwick
H.G. . Cpl. C. Beadnell, 91 Lanes. H.G. Cpl. W. James, 2
Brecknock H.G. L/Cpl. E. Mason, 14 Warwick H.G. L/Cpl. H.
Thomas 1 Pembroke H.G. L/Cpl. S. Gordon, 10 Mon. H.G. Pte. C.
Whittaker, 31 Lanes. H.G.