Sketch from an Autograph Book


ATS  -  Sketch from an Autograph Book
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh


ATS during World War II

Archie Foley wrote:

Hawkhill during World War II

"I wonder if any of your Leith local historians can tell me where the ATS unit was located in Hawkhill Avenue, during the Second World War.

A delightful little autograph book dating back to 1917 that had belonged to a Mrs Bonella Marr has recently come to light during a house clearance in Portobello.

Using the evidence on the flyleaf and of some of the entries, it appears that Mrs Marr was conscripted to, or joined, the ATS and was posted as Private Marr to Hawkhill where her duties could well have involved service pay.

I'd welcome any information, either first or second hand, about this unit to add a few more details to what we already know."

Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 5, 2011

Here is another sketch from the same autograph book:

ATS  -  Sketch from an Autograph Book

Reply to Archie

If you know anything about this ATS Unit, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Archie Foley.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 7, 2010



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