Call-Up Records

Midlands Call-Up Records

At the bottom of this page is a downloadable word document of the entire Midland Region Records. Please click on it to download onto your computer.

Unfortunately there are no call-up records that have survived of Bevin Boys as these were destroyed during the 1950s with the exception of the Midlands Region which have been kept by National Archives for permanent preservation and include approximately 8,000 names which represents approximately 1/6th of the total number of Bevin Boys which include Ballotees, Optants, Volunteers all of whom were conscripted for National Service during WW2.

 

The Midlands Region covers quite a large area and include the following towns:

 

Alcester, Aston, Atherstone, Audley

 

Bedworth, Biddulph, Bilston, Birmingham, Bloxwich, Bridgenorth, Brierley Hill, Bromyard, Broomsgrove, Brownhills, Burslem, Burton-on-Trent

 

Cannock, Chasetown, Cheadle, Chesterton, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Coleshill, Coventry, Cradley Heath

 

Darlaston, Derby, Droitwich, Dudley

 

Ellesmere, Evesham

 

Gloucester

 

Handsworth, Halesowen, Hanley, Hednesford, Hereford

 

Ironbridge

 

Kenilworth, Kidderminster, Kidsgrove, Kington

 

Leamington Spa, Ledbury, Leek, Leominster, Lichfield, Llanberis, Longton, Ludlow

 

Malvern, Market Drayton

 

Newcstle-under-Lyme, Newport, Nuneaton

 

Oakengates, Oldbury, Osweatry

 

Pershore

 

Redditch, Ross-on-Wye, Rugby, Rugeley

 

Selly Oak, Shrewsbury, Small Heath, Smethwick, Southam, Sparkhill, Stafford, Stone-on-Trent, Stone, Stonebridge, Stourbridge, Stratford-on-Avon, Stourport-on-Servern, Sutton Coldfield, Swynnerton

 

Tamworth, Tenbury Wells, Tipton, Treorchy

 

Uttoxeter

 

Walsall, Washwood Heath, Wellington, West Bromwich, Wednesday, Whitchurch, Willenhall, Willington, Worcester, Wolverhampton

 

 

W Taylor (Bevin Boy Archivist)

 

Midlands Area Records
Click on PDF thumb to left or link below to download file onto your computer
records01.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [575.7 KB]

You will need Adobe Reader to download the Midlands Records.  If you do not have it you can download it here

 

Bevin Boy Veteran Badge

 

Badge can be issued to men who were conscripted directly into the mines, those who opted for mine work in preference to joining the Armed Forces, or those who were in the Armed Forces and volunteered to become miners during the period 1942-1948.

The Bevin Boys scheme was introduced in 1942 by the then Minister for Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin. The scheme ran between 1942 and 1948 and involved recruiting men to work in coal mines during and immediately following World War 2.

 

The badge is available to all surviving Bevin Boys and formally recognises their work in the UK coalfields during and immediately after World War II. The badge can only be issued posthumously to the widows of men who died on or after 20 June 2007 and fall into the above category.

 

The application form for the badge can be found here:

 

 

or you can contact the Department of Energy and Climate Change,

who adminsiter the badge,

on 0300 068 5716

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