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Sergeant Percy Stanford, 5th Sussex (Worthing) Battalion, Home Guard

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In this portrait, the ribbons of Stanford’s First World War campaign medals can be seen above the left-hand pocket of his battledress jacket. As a young man, he had served as a sniper with the Royal Sussex Regiment during the First World War (1914–1918). In civilian life he was a fisherman and gardener. Like many men who had served in the earlier conflict, Stanford joined the Home Guard in 1940 during the Second World War (1939–1945), with the rank of platoon sergeant.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 101 x W 76 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1984-03-54

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1984

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