This Day in History: 1941-06-20

It was reported that approval has been given by the Military Command to form a Home Guard unit of limited strength in Toodyay. Members of the R.S.L., Rifle Club, other persons whose civil avocations or training has fitted them to play some special part in the activities of the Home Guard (such as persons with knowledge of First Aid), and generally men of the town and district who are patriotic enough to make an active and voluntary contribution to defence, especially of their own localities, were encouraged to join. It was not proposed to enlist single men between the ages of 18 and 45 years, unless they are in “reserved occupations,” but all married men between the ages of 18 and 60 were eligible for enlistment. Parades were to take place weekly. The Secretary was Thomas Forrester Christie.

Toodyay herald, 13 June 1941, p.1; 20 June 1941, p.4.
West Australian, 17 June 1941, p.5.