Readers identify Worthing Home Guard family members

No 4 Platoon A Company 5th Sussex (Worthing) Home Guard, December 17, 1944
No 4 Platoon A Company 5th Sussex (Worthing) Home Guard, December 17, 1944

Four readers wrote in after recognising some familiar faces in this photo of No 4 Platoon A Company 5th Sussex (Worthing) Home Guard, which was featured in Looking Back.

Maureen Mills, of Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, wrote in to identify her father as the man fourth from right in the back row.

Disbanding of the Home Guard on Broadwater Green

Disbanding of the Home Guard on Broadwater Green

Maureen said: “He was George Woodward and we lived at 57 Broadwater Way, Broadwater, Worthing.

“I knew he was in the Home Guard and he also managed a nursery on the Littlehampton Road.”

Lisa Jeffery emailed in to identify her grandfather, Thomas Robert Jeffery, as the man on the far left of the back row.

Victor Venn, of Lisher Road, Lancing, wrote in to identify his grandfather, Bill Swain, as the man second from right on the front row.

Victor added: “He was foreman of the defence system groynes on the seafront, and used to live at 12 Ten Acres, in East Worthing.”

Rosalie Young, of Balcombe Avenue, Worthing, recognised her father, Cyril M. Nunn, on the back row, third from left.

Roasalie said: “He guarded Britain’s shores at night from a pillbox on East Worthing front, with five round of ammunition.

“He was also in the street fighting squad which, as children, caused us some amusement.

Rosalie also sent in another photo, which shows the disbanding of the Home Guard on Broadwater Green at the end of the war.

She said: “Cyril is on the left of the column, front row.

If you recognise someone in any of the photos, please get in touch.

• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to james.connaughton@jpress.co.uk, send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.