Mountfield Patrol

County Group

Mountfield is a village and civil parish in East Sussex 3 miles north-west of Battle.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Thomas Goodsell

General supervisor & foreman Gypsum Mines Ltd

28 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private John Rutledge Carter

Farm worker

22 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Richard Luck Goodsell

Kiln hand gypsum mine

29 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private David Calder Walter

Tractor driver assisting father

11 Feb 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Harold Walter

Cowman assisting father

20 Feb 1941 03 Dec 1944
OB Status
Location not known

Mountfield Patrol

Patrol Targets

Mountfield House would have been a likely local HQ for an invading force.

Other possible targets were the Gypsum mine and the main rail line.


It is assumed they trained at the regional HQ at Tottington Manor.


TNA reference WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

'The Secret Sussex Resistance' by Stewart Angell