Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Wrackleford Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Thank you for selecting information on the Wrackleford Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base in Dorset. The info below has come from our CIO for Dorset, Dr Will Ward.

This page was last updated at 7:34am on 24/11/13

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 our researchers have not found it yet.

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This patrol was a part of Group 3, which comprised patrols in the area surrounding Dorchester. Group Commander was H H “Bert” Gaunt.

Currently unknown.

Sgt. George Herbert Northover. DOB - 1/12/1886. Gamekeeper  (Died 6th Sept 1943) 
Pte. H F Atkins. DOB - 7/2/1920    
Pte. Lewis/Louis Henry Downton. DOB - 7/3/1909   
Pte. William J Steer. DOB - 2/1/1901   
Pte. Horace J "Jack" Northover. DOB - 7/9/1926   
Pte. Percy Cyril William Fost. DOB - 12/21/1901    
Pte. J (?John) Hounslow. DOB - 8/4/1885    

Further information to follow

The OB was in a small copse alongside the main road outside Winterbourne Whitechurch. More info here.

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.
Interview with Jack Northover

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