Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Withernsea Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 9:02am on 16/3/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Withernsea Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in East Yorkshire.

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 Group consisted of Skeffling, Sunk Island and Withernsea Patrols

Group 6 was Commanded by Captain Harry North Dixon YJBK/869/457 DOB 08/06/1905 a Farmer and Contractor from Sunk Island. The group Sgt Clerk was Sgt George Johnson JCHL/10/1 DOB 06/08/1905 a Tractor Driver of Halsham.

Not currently known.

Sgt William D Farndale           JCHJ/159/5 Tractor Driver 19/09/1914
Cpl Percival George Hick JBKB/203/1 Blr Coverer 08/01/1897
Pte John Gibson JCHC/143/3 Farmer 16/04/1912
Pte Walter Lowery JCHC/144/3 Tractor Driver 09/06/1923
Earlier Members of the Patrol:

Sgt John Thompson, Pte Grassam, Pte Horace Joy, Pte George Connor, Pte Kenneth Perry, Pte Norman Woodcock

J Wallis contacted us in January 2015 to say 'George Connor's brother knew of a 'secret army explosives store' which was on the land now farmed by my friend.  Sadly there is nothing left of what must have been Withernsea Patrol's OB. The images below show the site of the OB. Thanks to J Wallis for providing them.

View to the South.

View to the North.

View to the West

View to the East.

Not currently known.

The patrol was originally called an Observation Unit and were exercised twice a week.

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Nominal Rolls at the National Archive and East Ridings Secret Resistance by Alan Williamson, J Wallis.