The White-House with its famous name
Indeed has had its slice of fame
For here the top brass of the ‘Guard’
Once kept us Heathens working hard
To fight invaders left and right
Who might attack us day or night.
Of course some left to fight elsewhere
With some who died still ‘over there’
But names live on and carved in stone
This village lists them as its own.
The White-House was the home of General Sir Frederick Pile, head of anti-aircraft defence during the Second World War. Later in the war the Home Guard took on
anti-aircraft duties so Sir Frederick Pile was also in charge of the Home Guard regarding this particular responsibility.
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