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Request a search by surname for ARP Wardens
in Sittingbourne, Milton and Kemsley

Air Raid Precautions workers (both men and women) in 1939 - 1940 Duty Books - Names, addresses and dates of birth transcribed from the Sittingbourne & Milton
ARP Wardens Duty Books
The books were transcribed by Helen Allinson in 2007
            Book 1: ARP Posts 1-7
                           lists of personnel,addresses, & certif. plus list of fireguards
            Book 2: Post 3 Duty book – signing in/out
            Book 3: Post 8 1939-40
                         Patrols sign on/off & list of cyclists
            Book 4:ARP Posts
                        Group: North & Kemsley, posts1-3
                        Lists for Patrol 1A, & Posts 2-9
            Book 5:ARP Posts 1 - 7


EXAMPLE:

Hollands, F   74 College Road, appears in Book 1, Post 3 - "transferred to Post 4" 
appears also in Book 5  Post 3  d.o.b. 20.6.02 - certificate 3

To request a search:

Enter the surname on the blue form below, and click “Send request”

You will be sent a text result by email in the form of the full name of the warden for which we hold a record (if any). This is free of charge to all.

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By December 1939 there were 208  wardens already enrolled by the council.  They were organised into 9 Posts around the town but this was later reduced to 7 Posts. Mr A E Walter was the Chief Air Raid Warden in those early years. 
A great deal of information on Sittingbourne in the Second World War can be found in our book of that title - see our "Shop" Page for more details.
One of the ARP signing-in duty books
Warden's Post in Vicarage Road, Milton
(note the siren on top of the pole)
Wardens of Post number 6, Canterbury Road
Auxillary Fire Service vehicles
Search ARP Wardens Air Raid Precuations Patrol
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