Home Guard Units in Manchester

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Gary Fisher, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Gary Fisher

    Gary Fisher Member

    My cricket clubs clubhouse (Timperley CC in Altrincham, Greater Manchester) was used by the Home Guard in WW2.

    Is there any register of Altrincham Home Guard units & personnel on record anywhere? I am interested to see if any club members were active in the Home Guard during the conflict.

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    Regards,

    Gary
     
  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    They would have been part of one of the Cheshire Home Guard Battalions. Possibly worth starting here
    History of the Cheshire Home Guard from L D V formation to stand-down, 1940-1944
    158 pages - Publisher: Gale & Polden (1950)
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    March 23rd 1942
    The first court martial of Home Guards leading to detention takes place in Altrincham, Cheshire. Two brothers get 56 days for insubordination and disobedience.
    The Home Guard of Great Britain: General Information - Timeline 1938-1945

    Have you tried the council ? --
    Bowdon History Society’s interest in the matter arose from a recall by Peter
    Kemp of a modest leaflet called Discovering Wartime Cheshire 1939-45
    published by Cheshire County Council at an unknown date

    THE DAINEWELL SENTRY THE ORGAN OF D. PLATOON. NO 2 COMPANY, SALE WING, NO 2 ALTRINCHAM BATTALION HOME GUARD

    NWFA | Film & Video Catalogue Record Detail
     
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  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  7. ARPCDHG

    ARPCDHG Member

    That's a great detailed book. You can get it quite cheap on ebay etc.
     
  8. tmac

    tmac Senior Member

    home1.jpg home2.jpg home3.jpg home4.jpg

    Extracts from History of Cheshire Home Guard. Hope this is of some help.
     

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  9. tmac

    tmac Senior Member

    home5.jpg


    ... sorry, missed a page
     
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  10. Gary Fisher

    Gary Fisher Member

    Thank you all for your replies. It is much appreciated. Apologies for the delay in responding.
     

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