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Battle Home Guard
"F" Company (Battle) 
F Company
9th Battalion, Sussex Home Guard 1942
Photograph by Roy Hudson 
I joined the Home Guard on the same day as my
School Headmaster Mr.A.G.Clarke
Ivor recals his memories of the Battle Home
Home Guard
Home Guard Enrollment Form
H.G. Private Ivor White, 15 years old.
One of the few surviving members of 19th  
Battalion Sussex Home Guard.

I joined the Irish Guards in 1944 and was "On  
Active Service" in Germany, Egypt, and  
Palestine, from where I was de-mobilised in  
1948 due to the foundation of the new State of  
L.D.V. Private Graham White, 17 years  
Seen here, my brother in Local Defence  
Volunteer uniform, later to become The  
Home Guard, with his friend Leslie Oliver  
(left). They both joined the Grenadier  
Guards at 18. Graham, as a member of a  
Churchill Tank crew, fought with the  
Guards Armoured Division from  
Normandy to Luneberg Heath, while his  
friend's Battalion was sent to serve  
elsewhere. "Les" was killed during the  
fighting in Italy.
Local Defence Volunteer
Home Guaer Ivor at 15
Been there, done that, got the
( No tee-shirts in those days !) 
Awarded for my
"Services rendered to the Home Guard"
29th Jan 1942 to 1st Dec 1944
Home Guard 19thBattalion
Stupid Boy
JIMMY'S Autobiography
Visitors to this site may be interested  
to know that Jimmy Perry, writer of  
many classic BBC sitcoms including  
Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum,  
Hi-de-Hi, You Rang My Lord and Oh  
Doctor Beeching, has written his  
autobiography, A Stupid Boy
Dads Army Wiki
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complete document
Cenotaph London 2002
(below) At the cenotaph in London 2002
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