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46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« on: June 20, 2008, 06:57:08 AM »
I have a copy of this book, it covers the areas of:

Rusholme & Fallowfield.
Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
Didsbury.
Levenshulme.
Moss Side.
Whalley Range.
Withington.

The Battalion Headquarters was situated at the Conservative Club Mauldeth Road.

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 12:09:45 PM »
May I ask a question about this please?

My Grandad Harold Evans was in the Home guard, I have a certificate somewhere at home.

I didnt realise that there were actual regiments set up for the Home Guard, how would I go about finding out which he was in?
He lived in Newton Heath in Briscoe Lane. and then In Kirby Avenue in Chadderton and he worked in a restricted occupation at Ferrantis in Newton Heath which is why he was in the Home Guard rather than away at the front.

Sorry I am new to this side of researching & not sure where I start.

Gaille

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 08:55:56 AM »
His service record could be with the MOD?

Here is the address
Army Personnel Centre
Historic Disclosures
Mailpoint 400
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G28EX

Tel 0845 600 9663

email disc4.civsec@apc.army.mod.uk

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 04:02:44 PM »
The Ferranti Works in Newton Heath had their own HG Battalion, badged Manchester Regiment.  One of the Ferranti family, possibly Basil, was the commanding officer.
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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 09:16:15 PM »
The Ferranti Works in Newton Heath had their own HG Battalion, badged Manchester Regiment.  One of the Ferranti family, possibly Basil, was the commanding officer.

That would make a lot of sense to me!

So Grandad would technicaly have been a part of the Manchesters even tho he didnt go & serve abroad ?
Would there be any info on the Ferranti Battalion anywhere?

I am about to send off for my Mums fathers records for her, he was in a REME unit & served in North Africa & Italy although thats ALL we know, Grandad wouldnt talk about anything that happened to anyone.
It might be worth seeing if both grandads records woud also availible.

I just googled & fond this on the Peoples war website - I just put in Ferranti Battalion Moston & this was on the 1st link!
"From 1942-1945 (age 12) I was a boy messenger to MAN 63 BN Home Guard, the CO being Lt Colonel Sir Sebastian de Ferranti."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/28/a5912228.shtml

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 11:58:27 PM »
The Ferranti Works in Newton Heath had their own HG Battalion, badged Manchester Regiment.  One of the Ferranti family, possibly Basil, was the commanding officer.

That would make a lot of sense to me!

So Grandad would technicaly have been a part of the Manchesters even tho he didnt go & serve abroad ?
Would there be any info on the Ferranti Battalion anywhere?

I am about to send off for my Mums fathers records for her, he was in a REME unit & served in North Africa & Italy although thats ALL we know, Grandad wouldnt talk about anything that happened to anyone.
It might be worth seeing if both grandads records woud also availible.

I just googled & fond this on the Peoples war website - I just put in Ferranti Battalion Moston & this was on the 1st link!
"From 1942-1945 (age 12) I was a boy messenger to MAN 63 BN Home Guard, the CO being Lt Colonel Sir Sebastian de Ferranti."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/28/a5912228.shtml

Gaille

I was showing dad this info & he has corrected it on something
In the war years it was Sir Vincent Ziani De Ferranti who was running the Company, Basil & Sebastian werent involved with running the company unil the 1950s ( they were born in 1927 & 1930 so would have only been children)

From the MOSI Website :
"Vincent Ziani de Ferranti received a knighthood for his company's services to the War effort"

Basil & Sebasian became MD's in the 1963 when their father retired.

(Dad worked there for 30 years too!)

Gail

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 01:49:37 AM »
I finally managed to scan the picture - so I will post it tomorrow.

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 10:24:00 PM »
I finally managed to scan the picture - so I will post it tomorrow.

Gaille

Opps! Been ill again so I didnt post it.

Been trying all night but it says its too big to post, so I have uploaded it to my Fotki
http://public.fotki.com/Anniiee/family-tree/grandadevanshomegua.html

Password is Tree1

Grandads marked on the Picture.

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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 03:53:16 PM »
If you want the photo posted on the forum it can be saved from Fokit and posted.  I will do it if you want Gaile.
Cliff
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Re: 46th Lancs (Manchester) Battalion Home Guard WW2
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 01:01:20 AM »
If you want the photo posted on the forum it can be saved from Fokit and posted.  I will do it if you want Gaile.
Cliff

Yes Please if you can.
I cant seem to get it to a small enough size to post!

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