Brockenhurst Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Thank you for selecting information on the Brockenhurst Auxiliary Unit
Patrol located in Hampshire. The info below has been compiled by Dr Will Ward CART CIO for
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
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.
|Sgt John James C K Slightam
|Pte. Harry J Burt
|Pte. Harold Frank Emm
|Pte. A E Fisher
||Probably called Arthur
|Pte. R J Wells
|Pte. J Moseley
||Posted 3rd Bn HG May 1944
|Pte. Arthur Eric R Warr
|| “Casualty” October 1942
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, Ancestry.com and
FreeBMD.com. 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.
Harry Burt lived in a Forester’s cottage at South Weirs. A picture of him outside his home in 1950 can be seen
on page 50 of this document http://www.newforestassociation.org/Other_Publications/new-forest-commoners-housing-review.pdf
Arthur Warr is listed as a “Casualty” leaving in October 1942. However this is a military term that does not
necessarily mean he was injured in any way. While most other transfers and departures have details, this one does
Nothing more is known about the other men in this patrol, other than they all resided in the Brockenhurst
The location of the Operational Base is not currently known.
Unknown at this time.
The patrol would conduct the training practices outlined here
The patrol would generally have the weapons shown here
Harry Burt’s cottage became infamous for having been left to decay, despite being a listed building and allowed
to collapse into ruin, eventually being destroyed and apparently replaced. The New Forest Museum has a replica on