Name/TitleNational Registration ID card belonging to Gladys Horwood of the 'Kings Arms', Leaves Green.
About this objectNational Registration ID card belonging to Gladys Horwood. In 1943 Gladys was recorded as living at the 'Kings Arms', Leaves Green. In 1951 she was recorded as living at 425 Westerham Road.
The National Registration Act 1939 was an Act of Parliament. The Act established a National Register which began operating on 29 September 1939 (National Registration Day), a system of identity cards, and a requirement that they must be produced on demand or presented to a police station within 48 hours.
Every man, woman and child had to carry an identity (ID) card at all times and the cards would include the following information: Name; Sex; Age;
Occupation, profession, trade or employment; Address; Marital status;
Membership of Naval, Military or Air Force Reserves or Auxiliary Forces or of Civil Defence Services or Reserves. On 21 February 1952, it no longer became necessary to carry an identity card.