13th Battalion, Swindon GWR Works

Wiltshire Home Guard

Living History Group

13TH BATTALION, SWINDON GWR WORKS

Date Raised

1 May 1943 from 5 Bn., F Coy (17 officers & 623 other ranks)

Commanding Officer

Lt.-Col. S.A. Dyer

Approximate Strength

981, plus 115 men on supernumeracy strength in 220th (101st WHG) Z A.A. Bty.

Companies

7

COMPANIES



Battalion H.Q.

C Company

L.A.A. Troop

A Company

D Company


B Company

E Company


Battalion H.Q.

Commander: Lt.-Col. S.A. Dyer

Location: No. 3 Emlyn Square, Swindon

PLATOONS - Strength & Commander/s

Intelligence


Lt. R. Fricker

Medical


Maj. A.W.C. Bennett

Signals


2/Lt. S.V. Satchell

Welfare & Messing


Lt. W.E. Miller

Gas


Lt. M.A.E. Tucker

Ammunition


Lt. W.G. Clack

Press


Lt. E.A.H. Chegwidden

Motor Transport


Lt. F. Raven

Weapons Training


Lt. H.W. Tompkins

OFFICERS

Lt.-Col. S.A. Dyer

Lt. W.E. Miller

Maj. H.J. Morse

Lt. M.A.E. Tucker

Maj. A.W.C. Bennett

Lt. W.G. Clack

Capt. J.A. Haynes

Lt. E.A.H. Chegwidden

Capt. T.H. Tarry

Lt. F. Raven

Lt. R. Fricker

Lt. H.W. Tompkins

Lt. R. Bromley


NCO's and Other Ranks

C.S.M. Lavington

Sgt. S.W. Gullis

C.S.M. Biddle

R.Q.M.S. W.H. Boucher

R.S.M. A.G. Head

Sgt. F.J. Wright, D.C.M.

Sgt. G. Dibsdall

Col.-Sgt. W.H. Day

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A COMPANY

Commander: Maj. F.I.V. Day

OFFICERS

Maj. F.I.V. Day

Capt. T.L. Whipp

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B COMPANY

Commander: Maj. A.G. Porter

OFFICERS

Maj. A.G. Porter

Capt. R. Purbick

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C COMPANY

Commander: Maj. F. Coombs

OFFICERS

Maj. F. Coombs

Capt. A. Wright

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D COMPANY

Commander: Maj. J. Brooks

OFFICERS

Maj. J. Brooks

Capt. W. Batchelor, D.C.M.

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E COMPANY

Commander: Maj. F. Dance

OFFICERS

Maj. F. Dance

Lt. F. Webber

Capt. J.L. Roberts

Lt. C.W. Leader

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L.A.A. Troop

Commander: Capt. A.L.C. Young

Strength: 103 [1 Capt., 2 Lt., 100 Other Ranks]

OFFICERS

Capt. A.L.C. Young


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SOURCES:

Data: Company and Platoon data derived from The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940 - 1944, Major E.A. Mackay, T.D., D.L., J.P., published 1946



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