Hoxne Suffolk Major Raven's War Diary

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Transcribed copy of Major Raven's diary


In 2018, the diary of Major Henry Palgrave Raven was discovered. He was an Officer in the original Local Defence Volunteers (later Home Guard). The diary records the formation of the L.D.V and also the formation of the local Auxiliary Units by Captain Andrew Croft.

The diary starts 14 May 1940 and ends 16 Aug 1941. A transcript of the entries relating to the war was supplied by Hoxne Heritage Society. A second transcript of the Auxiliary Unit entries was complied by CART.