10th Battalion, Pewsey

Wiltshire Home Guard

Living History Group

10TH BATTALION, PEWSEY

Date Raised

22 May 1940

Commanding Officer

Lt.-Col. W.C.H. Bell, D.S.O. (age retired); 26 March 1942 Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.

Approximate Strength

[ ]

Companies

6

Stand Down Parade

11.30am on Sunday 29 Nov. 1944 in Pewsey

Salute Taken By

Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.

Stand Down Parade Band

Wiltshire Regiment Band

COMPANIES

 

 

Battalion H.Q.

B: [ ]

D: [ ]

A: Pewsey

C: Oare & District

E: [ ]

Battalion H.Q.

Commander: Lt.-Col. W.C.H. Bell, D.S.O. (age retired); 26 Mar. 1942 Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.

Head Quarters: Lt.-Col. Bell's home, Pewsey; 28 Apr. 1942 The Bungalow, The Wharf, Pewsey

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS - Strength & Commanders

We don't have any platoon or section information for Bt. H.Q. If you have information relating to platoons / sections, strength, commanders and members please contact us

OFFICERS

Lt.-Col. W.C.H. Bell, D.S.O.

Lt. R.B. Butler

Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.

Lt. W.C.H. Bell, D.S.O.

Maj. The Hon. R.C. Boyle, M.C., M.B.E.

Lt. F.A. Beckett

Capt. B. Wharton

2/Lt. L.B. Cooke

Capt. W.G. Bowditch, M.C., D.C.M.

 

A Company (Pewsey)

Commander: Maj. D. Coles, T.D. (age retired); 1 Apr. 1942 Maj. C.A.K. Ludbrook; Maj. P.F. Kunkler (vice Maj. C.A.K. Ludbrook)

Head Quarters: [ ]

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS - Strength & Commanders

No 2 (Pewsey)

[ ]

Capt. R.G. Cooke

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. J.V. Strong

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. W.N. Whittle

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. G.B. Nicol

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. J.S, Haines

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. W.S.J. Goodman

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. S.G. Glover

Are you able to assist with platoon information including number, location, strength and commanders?

OFFICERS

Maj. D. Coles, T.D.

Lt. W.N. Whittle

Maj. C.A.K. Ludbrook

Lt. G.B. Nicol

Maj. P.F. Kunkler

Lt. J.S, Haines

Capt. R.G. Cooke

Lt. W.S.J. Goodman

Capt. J.C. Byrne

2/Lt. S.G. Glover

Lt. J.V. Strong

 

B Company ([ ])

Commander: Maj. W.G. Newton, M.C.; A./Maj. J.D. Montagu, C.B.E. (vice Maj. W.G. Newton, M.C. on leave)

Head Quarters: [ ]

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS - Strength & Commanders

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. G. Gray

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. J.F.C. Tasker

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. A. G. Dobson

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. W.J. Ball

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. F.H. Rutter

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. A.N. Clarke

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. S.G. Waite

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. J.C. Pennells

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. H.V. Robbins

Are you able to assist with platoon information including number, location, strength and commanders?

OFFICERS

Maj. W.G. Newton, M.C.

Lt. W.A. Horsell

A./Maj. J.D. Montagu, C.B.E.

2/Lt. A. G. Dobson

Capt. L.C. Holland

2/Lt. W.J. Ball

Lt. G. Gray

2/Lt. F.H. Rutter

Lt. J.F.C. Tasker

2/Lt. S.G. Waite

Lt. A.N. Clarke

2/Lt. J.C. Pennells

Lt. H.V. Robbins

 

C Company (Oare & District)

Commander: Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.; 26 Mar. 1942 Maj. The Hon. R.C. Boyle, M.C.; Capt. A.S. Barlow

Head Quarters: [ ]

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS - Strength & Commanders

Oare

[ ]

[ ]

Wootton Rivers

[ ]

Cmdr. Baker, R.N. (age retired);

1 Feb. 1942 Capt. Hay-Will, M.C.

Wilcot

[ ]

Col. Humfrey (age retired);

1 Feb. 1942 Capt. Hon. R.C. Boyle, M.C.

Alton Barnes

[ ]

[ ]

Clench (3 Jun. 1940)

[ ]

[ ]

OTHER PLATOON COMMANDERS

Lt. R. Habgood

Sgt. H.G. Smith

Lt. O. M. Peall

Lt. W.H. Maidment

Lt. S.C. Pope

Sgt. W. Ralph

2/Lt. G.W.P. Cank

 

Are you able to assist with which platoons were commended by these platoon commanders, and also with platoons, their location, strength and commanders?

OFFICERS

Lt.-Col. G.T.E. Keith, D.S.O., O.B.E.

Lt. R. Habgood

Maj. The Hon. R.C. Boyle, M.C

Lt. O. M. Peall

Capt. A.S. Barlow

Lt. S.C. Pope

Cmdr. Baker, R.N.

Lt. W.H. Maidment

Col. Humpfrey

2/Lt. G.W.P. Cank

Maj. F.W. Rayment

 

D Company ([ ])

Commander: Maj. L.A. Wroth, J.P.

Head Quarters: [ ]

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS - Strength & Commanders

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. R.F. Bryan

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. R.J. Rogers

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. A.H. Wheeler, M.M.

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. M. Barrett

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. W.E. Cave

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

Lt. H. Sykes

No [ ] [ ]

[ ]

2/Lt. E.F. Harding

Are you able to assist with platoon information including number, location, strength and commanders?

OFFICERS

Maj. L.A. Wroth, J.P.

Lt. H. Sykes

Capt. C.B. Draper

Lt. A.V. Moore

Lt. R.F. Bryan

Lt. D. McLeod

2/Lt. R.J. Rogers

Lt. J.A.E. Ryding

Lt. A.H. Wheeler, M.M.

Lt. A.Y. Semple

2/Lt. M. Barrett

2/Lt. E.F. Harding

Lt. W.E. Cave

 

E Company ([ ]) - 14 July 1943 from D Coy.

Commander: Maj. J.E. French, M.C.

Head Quarters: [ ]

Strength [ ]

PLATOONS

Shipton Bellington

 

Tidworth

 

Ludgershall

 

Due to transferring from D Coy., we know of these three platoons? Were there others? If you can assist with platoon location, strength and commander information, please contact us.

PLATOON COMMANDERS

Lt. E. Foster

2/Lt. W.G. Kingstone

Lt. F.J. Anquetil

2/Lt. G.H. Campion

Lt. J. Turner

2/Lt. C. Elgin

Lt. A.W. Richards

2/Lt. J. Bull

Lt. J.A.E. Ryding

2/Lt. I.E. Davies

Are you able to assist with which platoons were commended by these platoon commanders, and also with platoons, their location, strength and commanders?

OFFICERS

Maj. J.E. French, M.C.

Lt. A.W. Richards

Capt. C.B. Draper

Lt. J.A.E. Ryding

Capt. A.V. Moore

2/Lt. W.G. Kingstone

Capt. P.D. Abbatt

2/Lt. G.H. Campion

Lt. E. Foster

2/Lt. C. Elgin

Lt. F.J. Anquetil

2/Lt. J. Bull

Lt. J. Turner

2/Lt. I.E. Davies

PLATOONS

Stanton

 

Collingbourne

 

Mannington

 

Netheravon Aerodrome

 

We know that there were platoons at each of these locations. Are you able to assist with which company, strength and commander?

SOURCES:

Data: Company and Platoon data derived from The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940 - 1944, Major E.A. Mackay, T.D., D.L., J.P., published 1946

 

 

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