Skirlaugh Patrol

The Area Group Commander was Capt Walter Kitching (07/08/1897), The Assistant Group Commander was Captain Carrington (b.Dec1899) Group Sgt Clerk was Sgt Robert G Hugill.

Patrol Members

Members 

Occupation

Date of Birth

Sgt William U Myers

Land Draining

16/04/1895

Cpl J Robson

Threshing Foreman

07/12/1916

Pte J Clubley

Not known

Not known

Pte A Reap

Not known

Not known

 

Sgt William U Myers

C Pte J Clubley

Cpl J Robson

Pte A Reap

The OB (Destroyed) was located to the South of the bridge in a small copse of trees on the bank

When the East Riding HQ moved from Rise into Middleton on the Wolds the Skirlaugh Patrol took over the Rise OB. It must have seemed like heaven moving from a cramped OB into the 45 foot main Chamber of Rise.  There are references here to the Gamekeeper at Burton Constable Hall assisted in their training. Apparently a reserve of explosives and ammo was kept in a garden shed at Springfield House which is within the village.

It is not known what the Patrol Targets were of the Skirlaugh Patrol. There are little obvious targets in the vicinity except for the Hull to Hornsea railway line that ran through the village to the coast

Training was carried out at Middleton on the Wolds.

Weapons used were Canadian Ross .30 rifle, Revolvers, Commando Knives, Sten Guns and a .22 Sniper Rifle.

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