Reginald Frederick John Chaston

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Private Reginald Frederick John "Rex" Chaston
Life dates
20 May 1916 - 17 Jun 2006
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Unit or location Role Posted from until
Saxmundham Patrol Patrol member Unknown 03 Dec 1944
National ID
TXAX 161/3

Grocery & fuel delivery

School Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Other information

Rex recalled he was recruited by Manby who he remembered as the Sergeant at the time although this isn't recorded. He was interrogated by the local Home Guard Captain as to why he was not playing his part in the Home Guard.

Later in life he was asked if he was interested in applying for the Defence Medal; " I don't see the purpose in hanging bits of metal on ribbons".

Rex Chaston was interviewed in 1997 by John Warwicker for the British Resistance Organisation Museum and talks about the OB and the role of the local Auxiliary Unit, and this can be found on the Saxmundham Patrol page.


TNA ref WO199/3389,
1939 Register
Rex Chaston I.W.M ref 29459