WORLD WAR II, HOW IT AFFECTED THE VILLAGE
Those men that were in reserved occupations although not away fighting became involved in a variety of useful groups. Mr Jack Weston son of Charles Weston Moorend Manor Farm, belonged to the Royal Observer Corps as well as the village Home Guard.
Yardley Gobion No 5 Platoon, D Company, 13 Battalion, Northants Reg. 1940s
Sid Barker, Mark Waite, Ern Dickens, ? , Bert Atkins, Solly Gasgoine, Mr Crossland, Max Shegl, Bill Swain, Jack Weston
Freddy Durrant, Charlie Wootton, George Horton, Graham Church, Benny Webb, Arthur Kightley.
Bill Marshall, Bertie Birch, Fred Warner, Jack Williams, ? , George Barker, Dennis Shakeshaft
More information on the Homeguard to come soon
Towcester Division Special Police
TOWCESTER SPECIAL CONSTABLES AUGUST 1942
Back row SCs Kelcher, Thomas, Howard, Holton, Cashmore, Swain J, Slaymaker, Quinny, May, Vernon, Linnel, Jeffcoate.
Centre row SCs Pope, Bull, Garrick, Gray, Matthews, Jones T, Barby, Shrives, Eales, Ivens, Lepper A.
Front row SCs Griffith, North, Swain W , Baseley, Dunkley, Capel W, Freeman, Adams, Capel H, Jones W, Ward, Lepper E.
Seated SGT Reynolds(CHQ), S SGT Dyson, S INSP Harries-Jones, SUPT Barker, INSP Roche(CHQ), S SGTS Merivale, Capel, COMMONDANT Chidwick.
All the younger fit men not in reserved occupations were called up to fight.
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