Ernest Shackleton 1921 - 1922
Jimmy Dell became an electrician/
maintenance engineer at the Chapel Cleeve Estate near Blue Anchor
in Somerset. This was the home of Gerald Stewart Lysaght, an iron
and steel industrialist, who had factories in Bristol, Newport,
Wolverhampton, Scunthorpe and Melbourne, Australia. Lysaght was
one of the major backers of Ernest Shackleton.
During World War 2 JW Dell, GS Lysaght, and Sothoron
Lawrence, the Chapel Cleeve Estate Land Agent, were recruited to
the Auxiliary Units Special Duties Section, and were involved in
a clandestine intelligence gathering and communication organisation
using hidden wireless sets, word-of-mouth, dead-letter drops and
homing pigeons. This organisation was one part of the most-secret
British Resistance Organisation.
Information provided courtesy of Tim Wray,
Auxiliary Unit researcher, , Shepton Mallet, Somerset.