Pen-y-Fai Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Pen-y-Fai is a village in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales falling within the Bridgend electoral ward. It
has one shop, a chapel and All Saints church (Church in Wales). It also has a pub, the Pheasant, and was once a
village for employees of the Llewellyn estate.
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 4B: which consisted of five Patrols: “Pen-y-Fai”, “Coity”, “Heol-Y-Cyw”,
““Ewenny”, and ““Kenfig Hill” patrols.
Group commander of these Patrols was Lt. Leyshon Owen Assist. Group Commander 2nd Lt. William
Sgt. Alfred Charles Wood
Cpl. Ivor Henry Prescott
Pte. John James Williams
Pte. Kenneth Geoffrey Knill
Pte. Mervyn Thomas
Pte. Gwynaefin Morgan
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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