Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Brockenhurst Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Brockenhurst Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Hampshire. The info below has been compiled by Dr Will Ward CART CIO for Dorset.

Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from 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 CART researchers have not found it yet.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

The patrol was part of Group 2 in Hampshire, Commanded by Lt G B Ash. Captain A J Champion, who was the area commander for all the West Hampshire groups. The assistant commander of Group 2 was Lt G Forward. 

Not known by CART.

Name DOB Occupation   Died
Sgt John James C K Slightam  29/03/1894
Pte. Harry J Burt  04/04/1925 Forester 1994
Pte. Harold Frank Emm  13/06/1899
Pte. A E Fisher  04/08/1911 Probably called Arthur
Pte. R J Wells  12/02/1921
Pte. J Moseley  14/11/1910 Posted 3rd Bn HG May 1944
Pte. Arthur Eric R Warr  23/02/1921  “Casualty” October 1942 1975

The patrol names for the west of Hampshire and the New Forest have been identified from National Archives file WO199/3391, but are not divided by patrol. The nominal roll gives the surname, initials, ID card number and address, together with date of birth. The patrols have been arranged according to the addresses and ID card numbers around known patrol leaders. This means the allocations may not be completely accurate. Additional personal information such as first names and dates of death have been added using the 1911 census, and Some men, particularly those from the Ringwood area where there are several patrols, could not be allocated with any confidence to one patrol or another, so are listed here.

Harry Burt lived in a Forester’s cottage at South Weirs. A picture of him outside his home in 1950 can be seen on page 50 of this document

Arthur Warr is listed as a “Casualty” leaving in October 1942. However this is a military term that does not necessarily mean he was injured in any way. While most other transfers and departures have details, this one does not.

Nothing more is known about the other men in this patrol, other than they all resided in the Brockenhurst area.

The location of the Operational Base is not currently known.  

Unknown at this time.

The patrol would conduct the training practices outlined here

The patrol would generally have the weapons shown here

Harry Burt’s cottage became infamous for having been left to decay, despite being a listed building and allowed to collapse into ruin, eventually being destroyed and apparently replaced. The New Forest Museum has a replica on display.