Home Guard


Home Guard  1940-44

Home Guard, 1940-44

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to June Scott, Bonaly, Edinburgh

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   Home Guard,  1940-44


Home Guard

This photograph of the Home Guard is labelled '1940-44'.  I don't know in which of these years the photo might have been taken, but I assume that it was probably taken somewhere around the Trinity / Newhaven / Leith district.

The man on the extreme left of the picture is James Wood (of Wood's Garage, Craighall Road).  He gave training in shooting to the Home Guard.

Portrait of James and Stewart Wood  by Joyhn Campbell Harper



Thank you to Austin J Ruddy, Leicester, who replied:

"Just to let you know, the Home Guard photo is most probably taken at the Home Guard's Stand Down in October-December 1944.

This is the main time group photos were taken, and the photo can be dated by the fact the officers are wearing small service chevrons on their right wrists.

These were only introduced in February 1944 so the photo has to be after this date

I hope this is of some help"

Austin J Ruddy, Leicester, Leicestershire, England:  January 17, 2007



Marion of Midlothian wrote:

Who is in the Photo?

"I wonder if you can get any information about who is in this picture.

I'm positive that the man in the centre of the bottom row is my grandfather, George Neill.  He was a boiler maker, born at 18 Bowling Green Street, Leith.

Marion, Midlothian, Scotland:  January 30, 2008


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