Titchfield Patrol

County Group
Locality

Titchfield is a village approximately 2 miles west of Fareham.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Ernest John Isaac

Poultry & Fruit Farmer

10 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Charles William Bennett

Nurserymans Assistant

01 Oct 1940 15 Apr 1943
Private Harry Robert Bowman

Nurserymans Assistant

31 May 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Edward Michael Ferris

Shipwright

01 May 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Arthur Freemantle

Land Worker

21 Dec 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Richard Goddard

Aircraft Apprentice

10 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Sidney J Holmes

Market Gardener

19 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Edward William James Hubbard 03 Jul 1944 03 Dec 1944
Private James Edward Snelgar Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Eric Thompson

Apprentice Mechanic

12 Sep 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private David William Whitear

Nurserymans Assistant

07 Jan 1943 03 Jul 1942
Private Arthur Whitear

Nurserymans Assistant

12 Feb 1941 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The Operational Base was apparently near Chilling Copse.

OB Status
Location not known
Location

Titchfield Patrol

Weapons and Equipment

Dave Ferris, son Edward recalled that the Patrol had Sten Guns with 9m ammunition. They would also use this ammunition in their .38 revolvers, using a blade of grass to take up the slack!

References

TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Dave Ferris via Titchfield Facebook Group