Author Topic: 1942-1944 Home Guard group photo (East Anglia?)  (Read 196 times)

Offline gobbitt

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1942-1944 Home Guard group photo (East Anglia?)
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 11:48 GMT (UK) »
I presume the building in this photograph was used as a Home Guard training site. Does anyone recognize it?

With the possible exception of the commanding officer seated in the middle, who looks rather like James Andrew Harcourt Gammell (1892-1975), the only man I can identify is my mother's uncle Philip Sturgeon Fulcher (at the end of the back row, on the right).

Philip served in the Home Guard from 30 July 1942 to 31 Dec. 1944, probably in his home county of Suffolk. He was born at Hoo in 1899 and died at Ufford in 1972, but at the time of his marriage at Kesgrave in 1953 he was living closer to Ipswich, at Witnesham (perhaps lodging with his brother Samuel, who had been there in 1939, when Philip's whereabouts are not apparent in the National Register).

David Gobbitt

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