Photograph of the Home Guard in Markethill in 1944 (courtesy of Mr Edgar Hunter). In the accompanying recording, Edgar Hunter talks about Markethill Home Guard.
Front row (left to right):
1st, Thelma Johnston; 3rd, Elsie Parkes of Markethill; 4th, Mrs Margaret Tregurtha, maiden name Edwards, teacher, who lived in what is now the Guide House in Gosford Demesne; 5th, James Paterson, who worked in Morgan's draper's shop and lived opposite Elim Church; 6th, Thomas Shirley; 7th, Dr Lister Marshall, doctor in Markethill; 8th, Herbie McGaughy, who owned a draper's shop in Markethill; 9th, Godfrey Taylor, pharmacist in Markethill; 10th George Roberts.
Second row (left to right):
2nd, Billy Martin; 3rd, Edgar Hunter (Hunter's shop, Markethill); 4th, Harry McDowell; 7th, Herbie McClure.
Third row (left to right):
3rd, Matt Parkes; 4th, Wilson Martin.
Fourth row (left to right):
2nd, George(?) Walker; 9th, Sandy Power.
Fifth row (left to right):
1st, Bob Magowan; 8th, Billy Walker.
Sixth row, before the band (left to right):
6th, Billy Spence of Ashley Close, Newry Street, Markethill, who worked in Spence-Bryson factory in Markethill.
Band group at rear (left to right):
2nd, Billy Stewart, with Hugh William Johnston behind him; 14th, Harold Stewart.
In the accompanying recording, Edgar Hunter talks about his experiences in the Home Guard in the Second World War.
Use the audio controller to listen to this talk, given in 2003.