Cottingham North Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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A patrol report on the Cottingham North Auxiliary Unit Patrol
in East Ridings by Andy Gwynne. If you can help with any info please contact us.
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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Cottingham North Patrol was part of Number 8 Group. Group 8 consisted of Cottingham North, Cottingham South
and Bilton Patrols.
It is unknown when the patrol was
Commanded by Captain Stanley Holmes DOB 10/04/1896, a Provision Merchant at Cottingham. The
Group Sergeant was Sgt Robert E Williams of Hull DOB 12/05/1901, a works foreman. He had originally been a member
of the South Cave Patrol when he lived in that area.
The following are the entries found in the Nominal Roll.
Members 1944 List
Date of Birth
|Sgt Jack H E Steele
|Cpl Joseph Long
|Pte John G Lindsay
|Pte Ronald Newlove
|Pte Mark K Wilson
|Pte Alan Bolton
|Pte John S Rhodes
Original Members of the Patrol
Cpl Harry Nicholson - Joined the SAS
Pte Leonard Wollas - Joined the Regular Army served with the Sudan Defence Force
Pte Reginald Hoggins
Pte H Brocklehurst
Only Two members of the Patrol can be identified on this photograph – 3rd from left Leonard Wollas. 3rd from
right Harry Nicholson
The OB was situated beneath a green house in the grounds of The Grange and to get into it you went to the Boiler
House and moved aside a pile of Coke. Mrs Susan Pace, the daughter of Unit member Leonard Wollas told how at one
time the whole Patrol nearly died from fumes from the boiler house and it was only that Unit Member John Lindsay a
GP who was out on a call returned to find the whole Patrol on the verge of death. The Grange was demolished to make
way for Cottingham High School development.
East Ridings Secret Resistance
by Alan Williamson. Stephen Lewins, Mark Sansom
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