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Vanguard?

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In the 1911 Census, I can't make the address out but it would be in St Pancras area of London, there is,
Henry Dover.
Son. Age, 16yr.
Single.
Occupation, Vanguard.
Born St Pancras.

He is with his parents and others.
I am well aware of the military term Vanguard, but what does it mean in this context please? He seems rather young to be supplying security for a delivery van of any sort?
 
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