THE COMPLETE WWII HEREFORDSHIRE HOME GUARD UNIFORMS & BELONGINGS OF 2.LIEUT. J.D. KINGTON
The complete WWII officer's Home Guard uniforms and belongings of 2.Lieut. J.D. Kington, Herefordshire (Leominster) Home Guard, including Battledress Blouse with Home Guard H.F.D. 1 patch for Leominster Battalion, pips for 2nd Lieutenant with medal ribbons for WWI War & Victory Medals, Size 8 label dated 1940 with Bewman & Rosmer Ltd. maker, lanyard and 1941 dated trench whistle, Home Guard webbing belt, Home Guard Greatcoat with patches and pips matching Blouse, Size 8 label marked 1939 Pattern with maker of D. Ritter, accompanied by officer's forage cap with its Herefordshire Regiment cap badge and Home Front helmet, and 1941 dated M.& Co. satchel containing Kington's complete and immaculately preserved contents, such as Anti-gas Eyeshields MkII, Anti-gas document wallet, Anti-gas ointment, still with original paperwork
James David Kington was born in Kingsland, Herefordshire and lived at Grove House, Eardisland, Herefordshire, working as a farmer before enlisting with the Royal Engineers Wireless Section and joining the 1/7th Manchester Regiment on 13 Apr 1917 and posted to the 20th Durham Light Infantry on 5 Apr 1918 and recorded as 'Wounded In Action' on 24 Oct 1918, entitling to wear the Wound Stripe. During WWII he served in the Herefordshire (Leominster) Home Guard as a Lieutenant.