Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Upwey Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Thank you for selecting information on the Upwey Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base in Dorset. The info below has come from our CIO for Dorset, Dr Will Ward.

This page was last updated at 9:06am on 17/6/15

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 our researchers have not found it yet.

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Group Commander was Captain Sparkes from Langton Herring, with help from Lt Walker from Chickerell.

 Currently unknown.


Date of Birth




Sgt. Jesse Theodore Crocker





Pte. Herbert Joseph Strange





Pte. Stanley George Bown





Pte. Robert Guppy





Pte. William George Wallace



Left for HM Forces, April 1943


Jesse Crocker had served with the Dorset Regiment in France in WW1.

The OB is understood to have been on the South side of the Ridgeway. There were possibly two OBs, with one abandoned and a new one built. Neither have been located.


Not known.

Nothing currently.

It is assumed the patrol used the standard weapons and explosives.

Nothing currently.

National Archives WO 199/3390, 199/3391
Additional names and dates of death from

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