Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Lyndhurst Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Lyndhurst 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. J H Adams  03/02/1894 Forester
Pte. George Ben Broomfield  28/02/1904 Forester 1981
Pte. Henry Charles Barnes  18/08/1892
Pte. Frederick C Core    07/08/1880 1946
Pte. Edward Augustus Soffe    31/08/1901 1965
Pte. E H S Wilson  03/04/1919
Pte. J Collins  29/03/1895      
Pte. Lionel Benjamin Wren  29/6/1888     Keeper Posted to 9th Bn HG Jan 1943    1948

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.

Sergeant Adams and George Broomfield both lived in Forester’s cottages so were likely employed in this role. They lived at Denny Lodge and Lodge Hill respectively. Lionel Wren was a Keeper, an Official appointment, which merited mention in the London Gazette in 1936.

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The patrol would generally have the weapons shown here

Unknown at this time.