11th Battalion, Glamorgan Home Guard, D Company, Register

Scope and Content

Alphabetical register of members of 11th Glamorgan Battalion Home Guard D Company including record of equipment issued

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with data protection legislation and GA policy.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Llandaff Society, Oct 2016.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Alternative Form Available

Digital copies held by the Llandaff Society and Glamorgan Archives

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Louise Hunt for Glamorgan Archives,

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

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.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

DHG - Glamorgan Home Guard Records includes other records for 11th Battalion D Company.