Soldiers who served in WW1 and WW2 and Hathern people on the home front
Home guard -see next photo
ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Wardens in Anchor Lane 1944. Elsewhere on this website is an article containing the log of the ARP Wardens. Old Hathern in Pictures page 80 and Hathern at War Page 35
Back : Don Peake, Tom Truswell, David Evans, Edwin Fern, Bert Morris, Sam Mattison, Ray Allen, Charlie Exon, Herbert Savage. Front : Marjorie Exon, Harry Stanton, Jack Screaton, Fred Farrands, Sid Hicks, Eric Miller
Ernie Fletcher's demob(ilisation) telegram Aug 26th 1946. From Hathern Remembered page 9
Ben Fuller. an officer in WW1
Ernie Fletcher in Haifa, Palestine 1944. Hathern Remembered page 9. Ernie and family lived on The Green
In Hathern Remembered, his son Geoff recalls the victory celebrations with fires lit on top of the Cross
Hathern's Home Guard at the outbreak of World War 2, Hathern at War page 51 and Old Hathern in Pictures page 79
Back: Ken Hutchinson,Bob Groves,Sid Spencer,Tom Satterthwaite,Wilf Hallam,Reg Hayes,Eddie Groves,Bill Middleton.2nd Row: Frank Pilkington,Jack Cooper,J.Collins,Jack Price,Bill Newbold,Harold Wortley,A.Wills,Arnold Birkle,Tom Dennis,Jack Collins,Guy Porter,Frank Price,Len Peake,3rd Row: George Gittins,George Eyre,Fred Price,Dick Pilkington,Alex Swift,Ben Fuller,Tom Swift,Bill Bent,Carl Groves,Jack Monk,Harry Hunt Front: Alf Allam,Charlie Onions,Clarence Tollington,Bill Henson. All volunteers, many of the younger men would be conscripted into the Forces by 1941
Harry Hunt, son of Yarker who served in the navy in WW2
Sam Freer, somewhere in the desert.
William and Elizabeth Rossell, World War 1
Jack Screaton (probably). in Royal Artillery uniform, note the spurs, World War 1. From J. Monk collection
William Ewart Gladstone Bent of the Leys in the Home Guard
John Alexander Price ("Pim"). In the Home Guard before joining the R.A.F. A bomber pilot, he was shot down and killed off the island of Rhodes in November 1943
From Fred Spencer's collection. Herbert Everard Spencer born in1895 in Sileby was raised in Tanners Lane and joined the Leicester Regiment, "The Tigers", in WW1. His cousin Bob was killed in 1918
Enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps in 2016 and had 2 spells in France in 1917 and 1918. On medical record states height 5'2 and weight 114 lbs.
From Fred Spencer's collection. Poem sent from St. Margaret's staff to soldiers abroad
During WW1, between 1917 and 1919, St. Margaret's infirmary in Epping was requisitioned by the Army Council for use as a military hospital. Fred's only recorded injury seems to be a sprained ankle.
Fred in service. From Fred Spencer collection.
Brother Edwin and Horace Spencer with wives Martha and Edith. Sons of Edwin and Rose Ann Spencer