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van guard - what job is this?

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Re: van guard - what job is this?

Posted: 1533644753000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1533664894000
Actual job is a matter of conjecture but, amongst other things, a van can be enclosed transport for goods and in 1924 could have been horse or engine drawn. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van

Given your grandmothers past employment by a tin merchant, perhaps the subject van guard was a van driver's mate with particular responsibility for preventing theft of or from the vehicle.


Further conjecture, if your grandfather was in some way engaged in the handling of raw tin, products or waste, maybe his hospitalisation was a consequence.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_poisoning
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