Ashburton, Devon

From 8th November 1943 until 3rd December 1944 the final Devon Headquarters was at 21-23 East Street, Ashburton. The Intelligence Officer through this time was Major W.W. Harston and he was lodging with his family at 17 East Street. Some documents show this as the HQ address.

From 27th September 1944, as the Auxiliary Units were being closed down, East Street became the Headquarters for Region 4 which controlled Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Monmouthshire and all of South Wales.

The phone number was Ashburton 371.

 

Property Purpose
Auxiliary Units County Headquarters
Address
21-23 East Street,
Ashburton,
Devon
TQ13 7AQ
Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Assistant Area Commander Captain Geoffrey Woodward 27 Sep 1944 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Major William Welchman Harston 08 Nov 1943 03 Dec 1944
Location

50.515935, -3.754983

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21-23 East St Ashburton
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21-23 East Street Ashburton
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Ashburton East St
References

Ref TNA WO199/3265 and WO199/3389