Carleton St. Peter Patrol

County Group

Carleton St. Peter is a hamlet 8.5 miles south-east of Norwich.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Frederick John Brewington

Postmaster & market gardener's labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Sidney Hubert James Saxton

Fruit grower, market gardener & haulage contractor

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William Herbert Alderton

Milk roundsman & lorry driver

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Stephen Breach

Publican & shipwright

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Samuel Henry Debbage

Stockman & market gardener

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William Ernest Symonds

Carpenter & joiner

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Thomas William Trett

Farm worker

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

A Hoare, in his book 'Standing up to Hitler' (2002 on his map on page 222) has marked the village of Carleton Rode as the location of the Patrol’s OB.

One look at the Patrol members’ names and their addresses, however, reveals that two villages have been confused here and that it is not Carleton Rode but that Carleton St Peter is the correct location.

The two villages are about 15 miles distant from each other, one being south east and the other south west of Norwich. The Patrol members’ addresses place the men firmly in two villages near the hamlet of Carleton St Peter, Rockland St Mary and Claxton.

Their names are still well remembered in the area but nobody we asked knew about the men’s wartime activities or had information as to the whereabouts of an underground structure in the area.

OB Status
Location not known

Carleton St. Peter Patrol


TNA ref WO199/3389

Hancock data held at B.R.A

Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye

'Standing up to Hitler' (2002) by A Hoare

S N Catchpole, Carleton St Peter; Morris Wright, Claxton; Jack Gymer; Mrs Neville Moore, Bramerton