The 1939 Register

The 1939 Register was taken on 29 September 1939 shortly after the outbreak of WWII. The information was used to produce identity cards and, once rationing […]

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The Royal Observer Corps

In Badwell Ash and Long Thurlow Charles Castell from the Beeches in Long Thurlow was a member of The Royal Observer Corps. The Royal Observer […]

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The Home Guard

After the fall of Dunkirk on the 5th June 1940, the German Blitzkrieg, turned south and swept across France. Less than 3 weeks later, on […]

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“Holders, Peters and Smith”

Notes on Badwell Ash Onesuffolk.net entry for WWII headed “Holders, Peters and Smith” http://badwellash.onesuffolk.net/badwell-ash-history/world-war-two/holder-peters-and-smith/ Arthur William Peters Arthur Peters is not on the Badwell Ash […]

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HOLDER Leslie

1909 – 1942  On Badwell Ash WWII War Memorial Leslie was born in Semer, near Hadleigh, Suffolk on 3rd February 1909, the son of Herbert […]

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SMITH, Frederick Victor

1920 – 1942  On the Badwell Ash War Memorial as John Smith Frederick Victor Smith (John) was born in Badwell Ash in 1920 (Stow Q4-1920 […]

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BLACKBURN Charles

1918-1945 On Badwell Ash WWII War Memorial Charles Blackburn was born on the 5th March 1918. He was the son of Ernest Edward and Caroline […]

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