Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Westow Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 8:46 am on 17/11/12

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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.

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Group 3 of the Northern Area Auxiliary Unit Patrols consisted of Leavening, Westow and Wharram Patrols.

No 3 Group was commanded by Lt Robert Sisterton JCMF/1/4  who was born on 12/11/1909. He is described as a Vermin Destroyer and lived at Settrington. The Group Sgt Clerk was Sgt George Edwin Robson JCMH/81/1 of Settrington born 14/06/1912 and was a Porter/Signalman.

Not currently known.

Sgt Fred Hodgson        JCMA/34/1 Labourer 03/01/1908
Pte Sidney Hodgson JCMB/128/1 Farm Labourer 30/07/1906
Pte Charles Edward Cook JCMB/121/4 Joiner 16/09/1897
Pte Wilfred Dennis Cook JCMB/121/1 Joiner 05/05/1927

Pte WD Cook later joined the RAF and saw service overseas.

The first Patrol Sgt had been Sgt Wilfred E Parker and the original Cpl was Herbert Spenceley. Cpl Spenceley is listed in the Nominal Rolls as a Sgt Herbert Spenceley JCMA/1/4. There is no record of Wilfred Parker.

Pte Edgar Smallwood JCMD/55/3 who is listed in the Leavening Patrol was also known to have been a former member of the Unit as was Pte Earnest Lee, Pte Leslie Wray and Pte Bernard Wardle

Partial Collapse.

Not currently known.

It is known that the Patrol trained at Wetherby in North Yorkshire.

Thompson Sub Machine Guns, Stenguns, .38 Smith and Wesson Revolvers, .22 Sniper rifle and a Canadian Ross .300 Rifle. FS Knives and and a Cosh.

Currently unknown

Nominal Rolls at the National Archive and East Ridings Secret Resistance by Alan Williamson