Alphabetical register of members of 11th Glamorgan Battalion Home Guard D Company including record of equipment issued
11th Battalion, Glamorgan Home Guard, D Company, Register
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Home Guard was formed after a broadcast by Anthony Eden, Secretary of State of War, 14th May 1940, announcing the decision to create a new force known as the 'Local Defence Volunteers' in order to supplement other armed forces in homes defences. The new force was placed under the administration of the Territorial Army and the Director-General of the 'Home Guard' in July 1940. Members of the Home Guard were allocated a variety of tasks such as guarding vulnerable points, stores, patrolling the local area, manning anti-aircraft guns and searchlights. At the peak of its existence the Home Guard numbered 1.3/4 million men and was organised into 1,084 infantry battalions, 113 A.A. batteries and 27 motorised Transport columns. Enlistment into the Home Guard was made compulsory in 1942 for certain classes of individuals. The Home Guard was disbanded in 1945.
The 11th Glamorgan Battalion covered the area of Rhiwbina, Whitchurch, Ely, St Fagan's and Llandaff and was divided into five Companies. The D Company appears to have covered the Llandaff area. Herbert Llewellyn Jones became Captain.
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Deposited by the Llandaff Society, Oct 2016.
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Compiled by Louise Hunt for Glamorgan Archives,
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Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Donated to Llandaff Society by the daughter of Herbert Llewellyn Jones who was Captain of the Company. The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.
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