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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Merioneth Home Guard and Merioneth and Montgomery Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 ZDDW

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Merioneth Home Guard and T. A. Association Records

Short Title: Merioneth Home Guard and Merioneth and Montgomery Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association records

Creation date(s): 1931-1967

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Local Defence Volunteer Force, North Wales Area; Merioneth Home Guard; Merioneth and Montgomery Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Merioneth Home Guard was established in 1940 as a defence against enemy invasion during the Second World War, comprising volunteers that were too old or too young for active service, or in reserved occupations. At their inception, the Merionth Home Guard had been known as the Local Defence Volunteers, North Wales Area, but the title was changed in July 1940. The Home Guard liaised with the police and fire service, patrolled coastlines, waterways, railway stations and factories, cleared up rubble and manned aircraft batteries. The Home Guard was disbanded in 1945. After the war, the volunteer military forces in Merionethshire, known as the 7th (Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire) Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, were reconstituted as a part-time reservist force and became the 636th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery, under the Merioneth and Montgomery Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Merioneth Home Guard and Merioneth and Montgomery Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1931-1967, including handbooks and regulations, 1935-1955; personnel records, 1940; financial records, 1942-1955; correspondence, 1940-1967; magazines, 1942; notebooks, 1942-1943; and miscellaneous papers, 1931-1955.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Merioneth Home Guard (and T. A. Association), catalogue; The Home Guard - History of the Home Guard Homepage, (http://www.home-guard.org.uk/), viewed 20 October 2004; Regiments.org: Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth (http://www.regiments.org/default.htm), viewed 20 October 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Civil defence | Wales | Gwynedd
Local Defence Volunteer Force. | North Wales Area | Records and correspondence
Merioneth Home Guard | Archives
Merioneth and Montgomeryshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association | Archives
Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Gwynedd
World War, 1939-1945 | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Local Defence Volunteer Force | North Wales Area
Merioneth Home Guard
Merioneth and Montgomeryshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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