Droxford Patrol

Locality

Droxford is a village in around 5 miles east of Bishop's Waltham and 6 miles north of Wickham.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant William Charles Miles

Farm worker

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Sergeant Cecil Albert Watts

Electrical Fitter

27 Mar 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Cecil William Horn

Farm Hand (Assisting Father)

20 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
OB Status
Location not known
Location

Droxford Patrol

Other information

There were three Patrols lead by Soberton men (possibly Soberton, Newton and Droxford) and they seem to have worked closely with the Southwick and Bishops Waltham Patrols too. We only have definite information on the Southwick Patrol.

The Bishops Waltham Patrol likely contains all the men from that area, but the other three Patrols membership is at present a best guess, other than the names of the Sergeants in charge. This has been done based on ID card numbers held in the nominal roll, which locate the men geographically, though the method is known to be unreliable as next door neighbours might be in different Patrols. The Patrols had codenames that were the names of Caribbean islands, such as St Vincent, Martinique and Barbados. The codename for Soberton Patrol is uncertain.

 

References

TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register.