The photo below is of the Home Guard at Benfleet, taken in 1944. It is the 54th CLESC (County of London Electricity Supply Company) Battalion.
Their depot was next to the Anchor pub and in the High Road between St Mary’s Close and the St Mary’s church with the offices in, I think, Green Road. I do not believe they were in the Close.
My dad, Arthur, was 4th from right in the back row. Some other names; Bill and Charlie Day, Bob Last, Bill Butterfield and I think ? Mckerow.