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
Information provided courtesy of Tim Wray,
Auxiliary Unit researcher, , Shepton Mallet, Somerset.