Winterbourne Whitechurch Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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the Winterbourne Whitechurch Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base in Dorset. The info below has come from our
CIO for Dorset, Dr Will Ward.
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various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below
it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means our
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This patrol was a part of Group 3, which comprised patrols in the area surrounding Dorchester. Group Commander was
H H “Bert” Gaunt.
Sgt. J R Sipper / Spiller. DOB - 1/22/1908 (Left June 1943)
Pte. T W Hatcher. DOB - 2/11/1913
Pte. H W Butt. DOB - 9/4/1916
Pte. Sidney Walter Vater. DOB - 4/12/1905
Pte. F J Dennett. DOB - 11/8/1895
Pte. W A H Higgins. DOB - 21/3/1890
Pte. N R Lake. DOB - 3/30/1909
Pte. P E Miller. DOB - 5/12/1917
The OB was in a small copse alongside the main road outside Winterbourne Whitechurch. More info here.
Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.
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