Newport Patrol


Newport is the county town of the Isle of Wight and is slightly north of the centre of the Island.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Charles Stewart Good

Fruit merchant

13 Dec 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Harold Robert Cawley-Way

Motor mechanic

08 Apr 1941 15 Apr 1943
Private William Charles Day

Junior clerk

11 Jun 1941 15 Oct 1942
Private Robert Henry Thomas Grace

Bus driver

09 Sep 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Stephen James Gustar


01 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Albert Frank Newman

Farm labourer

01 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

Auxilier Albert Newman pointed out in the 1980s where their bunker was and recalled how, when they were stood down, they filled it with their weapons (including Bren guns) and explosives, all wrapped in oilcloth. The bunker was then filled in. The site was in a copse adjacent to Long Lane near Newport on the Isle of Wight.

OB Status
Location not known

Newport Patrol

Other information

On January 20th 1945, a significantly historical dinner was held at the Masonic Hall, Ryde. Gathered together for the first time in five years were the majority of the members of the Island’s Auxiliary Patrols. A copy of the post stand-down dinner menu for that Saturday evening offers evidence of the men involved.


TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

John Riddell

David Barton