Worcestershire Group 1(a)


Worcestershire (Groups 1a and 1b) formed part of area 19 which also included Herefordshire, Monmouthshire (Group 3) and latterly from 1943 part of Glamorganshire (Groups 4a and 4b).

It is thought that stores were held at Wolverton Hall, the home of the van Moppes and Company Quartermaster Sergeant Thomas Dawe.

Many Auxiliers recall Sergeant Thurstan Holland-Martin of Overbury Patrol as having a roll in recruiting and training.

Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire Patrols were given Biblical code names. It is assumed this was an initiative of Todd to prevent the use of Patrols locations names.

Role Name Posted from Until
Area Commander Captain Lewis Edward van Moppes Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Group Commander Lieutenant Edmund Meyer van Moppes Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Assistant Group Commander Company Quartermaster Sergeant Thomas Copeland Dawe Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Map of Patrol locations

Alfrick Patrol

Lenches Patrol

Overbury Patrol