Berry Hill (Newport) Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Berry Hill is an area of Newport (Welsh :Trefdraeth) which is a town on the
Pembrokeshire coast on the River Nevern.
Initially Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park,
Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Pembrokeshire was later to become part of Area 20 along
with Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire.
After 1941 a “grouping” system was developed where some patrols within a demographic area would train together
under more local command.Berry Hill was part of group 4 along Milton, Kilgetty (Stepaside), Castlehigh (Camrose),
Letterston, Fishguard , Milford Haven and Nevern.
It is known that there were also some communications with Carmarthenshire Patrols.
The Group Commanders were Captain J B Ebsworth (in charge of Admin) and Captain T J George (Operational)
assisted by Lieutenants W G Smith (Operational) and S M Davies(Admin).
Before stand down it is recorded that Pembrokeshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West
Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted
by Captain G Woodward.
The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group
Sergeant S A Smith of Berryhill
Private Theo Harries
Private Thomas Harries of Penallt
Private T F Thomas
Private H L Harries
Private T J Phillips of Bentinck
Private I G Rees of Penfeidir (Joined HM Forces late 1942)
Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.
TNA Reference WO199/3389
Major Hancock data held at B. R. A
The Last Ditch by David Lampe
The Story of Stokey Lewis by Walter Ireland
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