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Lydney Home Guard.

Lydney Home Guard

Howard wrote: "I was looking at an old CD and found this picture of the Lydney Home Guard during the war. I don’t have the actual date. I was six when the war finished so can’t remember a lot about it. My father is in back row, second in from right. James “Bill” James. (Yes, James James!). I wonder who the others are?".

Back (all standing) L-R: 1, 2- Hubert Kerwood, headmaster of Viney Hill School, 3, 4 Gordon Williams, 5 Dr. Brambell.?, 6,7,8,9 James 'Bil'” James, 10.
Middle (seated on chairs) L-R: 1 CAPT Douglas Egerton Cope, 2, 3 Edgar Jarrett ( - of Whitecroft pin works) , 4, 5.
Front (sitting on ground): L-R: 1 George Pever / Mr. Turner - Newerne St Chemists, Lydney, 2, 3.

Steve Willatt added (June 2016): "... standing in the back row at 4 is Gordon Williams who was the son of Ralph Williams of Williams and Cotton. Ralph Williams was I am very proud to say my Great grandfather. Gordon Williams sadly was drowned in the Severn Estuary in the 1950's trying to save his springer spaniel which had been caught by the tide".

Thanks also to Pat Morris & Bob Philpott.

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