Lyndhurst Patrol


Lyndhurst is a large village in the New Forest, 9 miles south-west of Southampton.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant James Horace Adams

Forester National Defence Service Timber Supply

01 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Charles Barnes

Coal merchant

08 Jul 1943 03 Dec 1944
Private George Ben Broomfield

Foreman forester

01 Jun 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private John Henry Collins

Builders labourer

09 Sep 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Frederick Charles Core

Shopkeeper & upholstery maker

08 Jul 1943 03 Dec 1944
Private Edward Augustus Soffe

Forestry worker timber felling

05 Aug 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Eric Harold Sylvester Wilson

Marine engineer (shore staff)

08 Sep 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Lionel Benjamin Wren

Head forest keeper

11 Jun 1940 22 Jan 1943
OB Status
Location not known

Lyndhurst Patrol

Patrol Targets

Lyndhurst was a centre of enemy resistance - an Anti Tank Island (1940).

Sergeant Adams and Edward Soffe lived near Beaulieu Road Station which was a Military Rail Depot with a nearby ammunition store. This would have been a likely target. 


TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

New Forest Museum