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My Memories of the Plymouth Blitz in WW2

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:35 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Father, Erwin Williams, was a Special Constable in Plymouth during the war - worked as both an ironmonger and a part-time Special Constable in wartime.

He also had a WAAF lodger during this period.

Shrapnel piece fell on their terraced house, and came through the glass veranda.

On another occasion, his mother was going to the outside loo during an Air Raid. She put a 'toy helmet' on her head. When she came back it was dented.

[Document containing wartime reminiscences is enclose with this submission]


Item list and details

1. Document - Personal reminiscences of Francis Williams - "My Memories of the Plymouth Blitz in WW2" 2. 'City of Plymouth' Police Buttons + Cap Badge + Special Constable Service Medal 3. Shrapnel Piece 4. Ration Books and ID Card

Person the story/items relate to

Erwin Williams (and the contributor, Francis Williams)

Person who shared the story/items

Francis Williams

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Father (as well as contributors own reminiscences)

Type of submission

Shared at University of Plymouth, Plymouth on 15 November 2023.

Record ID

112890 | PLY035