Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces (World War 2, 4 September 1939 to 4 September 1945)

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About This Campaign

When WW 2 broke out, the main effort was to create the 2nd AIF for service overseas.  However, there was a pressing need for garrison troops to manage the 'Home Front, and a range of measures were put in place, with both the Militia and the Volunteer Defence Corps playing an active role.

Large numbers of veterans of WW1 attempted to enlist and significant numbers became part of the 2nd AIF.  But greater numbers served in the Militia and Volunteer Defence Corps.  Indeed WW1 veterans formed the backbone of both organisation for much of the rest of the war.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

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MARSON, Lowson Emanuel

Service number Q89206
Private
1st Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 29 Sep 1884

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MORGAN, Henry Charles Bassham

Service number SX11064
Craftsman
27th Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshops
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 2 Sep 1917

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LAUCHS, Henry August

Service number Q89261
Private
1st Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 13 Mar 1894

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DURBRIDGE, Alfred Bertram

Service number S42887
Private
15th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 24 Dec 1905

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CASPERSON, Bertie

Service number Q269366
Private
Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 12 Aug 1896

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GARDNER (GARDINER), Robert Cornelius

Service number S213369
Sergeant
Born 6 Apr 1880

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DUANCE, Walter

Service number S212912
Private
18th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 16 Aug 1893

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BATTAMS, Frederick Alfred Roy

Service number S212985
Warrant Officer Class 2
25th/33rd Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 22 Jun 1896