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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Pentlow Home Guard

Here is a photo of part of Pentlow Home Guard c 1940 Outside the Pinkuah Arms. It is a rare photo that we've only recently been fortunate to come across. The mystery is this. Who is the officer in the front row? We're stumped.

Left to right back row.

  • Wilfred Braybrook who was in the West Kent Cadet force before joining Home Guard---in 1941 joined Royal Navy and escorted merchant ships on North Atlantic convoys He says only posing with Home Guard for photo.
  • Arthur Self
  • George Chambers who was killed in an accident while training with explosives at Gestingthorpe.
  • Maurice Fitch

Front row

  • Albert Plumb
  • Fred Braybrook
  • unknown officer
  • Bill Self
  • Bill Chambers