Ipswich-1 Patrol

County Group

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Leonard Edward Hudson

Solictors clerk later Publican

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Leslie Horace Procter


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Stanley Arthur William Day


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Edgar Ernest Holmes Fenn

Rent collector

10 Aug 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Edward Kitchener Ransby


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Leslie James Read


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Harold Thomas Sims

Painter and decorator

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB is believed to have been on the Bramford side of Ipswich, but it’s location is unknown.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
SFK 202 and Home Guard Insignia issued to a member of the Ipswich 1 Patrol (Taff Gillingham)
OB Image
Caption & credit
Ipswich 1 Patrol (from Gareath Evans)
OB Status
Location not known

Ipswich-1 Patrol

Patrol Targets

Ipswich railway station, railway line and bridges in the vicinity may well have been targets.

Other information

The Suffolk group photos

In 1989 militaria expert and historian was shown the SFK 202 and Home Guard insignia, a ration book and notebook belonging to a member of the Ipswich 1 Patrol. They gave him the insignia and a photocopy of the Patrol photo but kept the other items. If anyone knows where they are now, we would be very keen to see and record them.


TNA ref WO199/3389

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye.

B.R.O.M at Parham, 

The Evening Standard (17 Dec 1996 p 6);

DoB Dr Will Ward,

Sarah Nikolovska.

Taff Gillingham