Rayleigh Patrol


Rayleigh is large market town between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Lieutenant Robert Baptie

Company secretary

Unknown Unknown
Sergeant Leonard Henry Downes

Commercial traveller

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Raymond William John Cottis


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John Henry Murphy

Clerk at Naval Military outfitters

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Edward John Southam

Nursery hand

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John Wyatt Tomlinson

Tester at Marconi

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Essex Group 8 Patrols
OB Status
Location not known

Rayleigh Patrol

Other information

The group photo shows;

Back Row
Don Williams (Rochford), David Antill (Thundersley), Charlie Fance (Rochford), John Tomlinson (Rayleigh), Michael Ford (Hockley), Eddie Southern (Rayleigh)

Middle Row
Jack Murphy (Rayleigh), Bert Cocks (Hockley), Don Handscombe (Thundersley), Doug Cater (Rochford), George Clarke ( Hockley), George Sargeant ( Rochford)

Front Row
George Billardis (Canvey), Rupert Ives (Canvey), Jack Rodwell (Hockley), Bill Heath (AGC), Jack Ford (GC), Bob Baptie (AGC), Jack Burles (Rochford), Len Downes (Rayleigh), Fred Harris (Thundersley)


TNA ref WO199/3389

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register