Somerset Group 11 - Wells

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Lieutenant Edward Harrison was a geography teacher and assistant Headmaster at Wells Cathedral School and seems to have recruited quite a few ex-pupils into the Patrols under his command.

The Patrols of Group 11 under Lieutenant Harrison: Dinder Patrol, Green Ore (Wells) Patrol, Ebbor Patrol and Butleigh Patrol met at The Bekynton Cafe in Wells on Friday 15th December 1945 for a reunion meal. The men enjoyed steamed cod and parsley sauce with peas and Brussels sprouts. Pudding was damson pie and custard and they were each presented with a letter of thanks from the Commander in Chief Home Forces, General Sir Harold Franklyn.

They met again on Thursday 19th December 1946 at Wickenden's Restaurant where the Wells Journal openly calls them Aux Units.

Commanders
Role Name Posted from Until
Area Commander Captain Herbert Radford 01 Feb 1941 03 Dec 1944
Group Commander Lieutenant Edward Albert Harrison 02 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Map of Patrol locations

Baltonsborough Patrol

Butleigh Patrol

Dinder Patrol

Ebbor Gorge Patrol

Green Ore (Wells) Patrol

Pictures
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Somerset Wells stand down menu 1 (from John Sealy)
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Somerset Wells stand down menu 2 (from John Sealy)
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Somerset Wells stand down menu 3 (from John Sealy)
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Wells Bekynton Cafe (from Chris Perry)
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Wells Journal Dec 1946
References

TNA ref WO199/3390 & 3391

Hancock daat held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Chris Perry

Wells Journal 20 December 1946