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Home Guard record interpretation ?

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by slick, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. slick

    slick Junior Member

    I`ve recently sent for my grandads Home Guard papers. These are just 2 sheets of A4 with his personal details on joining, then another sheet titled Certificate of Acceptance.
    His joining date was written as 16/04/42, this was however crossed out and another date written underneath as 28th May 1942. I`m wondering why the first date might`ve been crossed out ?
    On the Certificate of Acceptance there is a part titled "Service towards engagement reckons from 28-5-42" but there doesn`t seem to be a discharge date entered in the spaces provided.
    Also does anyone know if there is any info available on H Coy, 16th Battalion Devonshire Home Guard (Plymouth) ?
    Many thanks
  2. hutt

    hutt Member

    A quick search of the National Archive search engine throws up a number of references to documents held there and at the Plymouth and West Devon record office including what may be a photo of 'H Company'.
  3. slick

    slick Junior Member

    Thanks bud, I`ve just had a search and found the photo album listing on the Plymouth record office, could be interesting. Many thanks :)
  4. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Slick, how did you apply for the HG record? I wouldn't mind doing that myself for my family ...
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    As always, thanks very much TD :salut:

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