Ringwood is a town 10 miles northeast of Bournemouth.
|Sergeant Joseph Maitland Roger||
|29 Jul 1942||03 Dec 1944|
Ringwood C Patrol
The Patrol names for the west of Hampshire and the New Forest have been identified from National Archives file WO199/3391, but are not divided by Patrol. The nominal roll gives the surname, initials, ID card number and address, together with date of birth. The Patrols have been arranged according to the addresses and ID card numbers around known Patrol Leaders. This means the allocations may not be completely accurate. Some men, particularly those from the Ringwood area where there are several Patrols, could not be allocated with any confidence to one Patrol or another, so are listed in Unallocated.
Only the Patrol Leader is known for this Patrol. There were other members, but the home addresses overlap with those of the Ringwood B Patrol, making it difficult to know which men were in which Unit. Unusually the Patrol Leader appears to have only joined the Home Guard in July 1942, so it may be that there was another Patrol Leader prior to this who was left. Since both Captain Champion and Lieutenant Ayles came from Ringwood, it is possible that one of them originally commanded this unit.
TNA ref WO199/3391
Hancock data held at B.R.A