Coity Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Coity is a small village in Bridgend County Borough, south Wales. It is 1.5km south of the M4 motorway, and
3.5km east of the Ogwr Fawr river which flows into the estuary at Ogmore-by-Sea. The historic County of
The Area: No 19 GLAMORGAN (Part – Groups 4a & 4b) , MONMOUTH Group 3, HEREFORD Group 2, and WORCESTER
Groups 1a & 1b.
The patrol was part of GLAMORGAN GROUP 4B: which consisted of five Patrols: “Pen-y-Fai”, “Coity”, “Heol-Y-Cyw”,
““Ewenny”, and ““Kenfig Hill” patrols.
Group commander of these Patrols was Lt. Leyshon Owen Assist. Group Commander 2nd Lt. William
Pte. Edward John
Pte. William John Ievan Jones
Pte. Gwynfryn Harcombe
Pte. John Ariel Thomas Williams
Pte. John Russell
2nd Lieut. L Owen (later Lieut.) (As of 1943)
Sgt W Smith (As of 1943)
Pte C Evans
Pte J Richardson.
Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.
TNA WO199/3389, & data from CART researcher Stephen Lewins.
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