Wrackleford Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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the Wrackleford Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base in Dorset. The info below has come from our CIO for
Dorset, Dr Will Ward.
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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. George Herbert Northover. DOB - 1/12/1886. Gamekeeper (Died 6th Sept 1943)
Pte. H F Atkins. DOB - 7/2/1920
Pte. Lewis/Louis Henry Downton. DOB - 7/3/1909
Pte. William J Steer. DOB - 2/1/1901
Pte. Horace J "Jack" Northover. DOB - 7/9/1926
Pte. Percy Cyril William Fost. DOB - 12/21/1901
Pte. J (?John) Hounslow. DOB - 8/4/1885
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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.
Interview with Jack Northover
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