Bonvilston Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Bonvilston (Welsh: Tresimwn) is a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The village is situated on the A48
about four miles east of Cowbridge and near the Welsh capital city of Cardiff.
The Area: No 19 GLAMORGAN (Part – Groups 4a & 4b) , MONMOUTH Group 3, HEREFORD Group 2, and WORCESTER
Groups 1a & 1b.
The patrol was part of GLAMORGAN GROUP 4A: which consisted of four Patrols: “Cowbridge”, “Bonvilston”, “Dinas
Powys”, and “Peterston-super-Ely” patrols.
Group commander of these Patrols was Lt. John Howard Bevan. Assist Group C/o 2 Lt. Norman Albert
Sgt. David Stradling Richards
Pte. Noel Robert Griffiths
Pte. William Francis Evans
2nd Lieut J Bevan (As of 1943)
Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.
TNA WO199/3389, & data from CART researcher Stephen Lewins.
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