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Help wanted: Home Guard photographs - are they from Berkshire?

- Anita Flint, Maidenhead, Berks

"While sorting through my late father-in-law's papers I found eight photographs of the Home Guard, presumably taken during the second World War. Because he was born in Reading and, after his marriage in 1933, lived in Wokingham I believe these pictures probably have a Berkshire connection, given that on one of the uniforms is an insignia with BRX 11. The pictures feature about 80 men and some women. They are all taken out of doors and some show the men under training.

The blackboard in front of this picture lists the following:

Challis Pte. Bosher
Langley Sgt. Brown
Cpl. Reed Cpl. Ford
Pte. Culver Lt. Newland
Sgt. Smith Lt. Corley
L/Cpl. Dawson Lt. Bocock
Pte. White L/Cpl. Crigg (or Grigg)
Pte. Levin Ottley

Photograph of Soldiers

Photograph of Soldiers

There were further names hidden from the camera. If anyone can identify any of these men I would love to hear from them.


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