Somerset Group 2 - City of Bath


Conversations with Mevyn Powney, Midsomer Norton Patrol, who visited premises identified as a shop known at the time as Mary’s Gown Shop, 15 Milsom Street, Bath suggests that this was a meeting place for Patrols of Group 2. This is supported by the fact that Sergeant Arthur Giles of the Bathampton Patrol married in Dec 1945 Betty Pauline Bray. Her mother was Mary Bray who owned Mary's Gown Shop. Although as Lieutenant William Hornett lived at 15a Milson Street in 1940 it was most likely him they were visiting at the premises. 

Role Name Posted from Until
Area Commander Captain Jeffrey George Spearman 07 Aug 1940 03 Dec 1944
Group Commander Lieutenant William Ralph Hornett 05 Apr 1944 03 Dec 1944
Assistant Group Commander Lieutenant William Ralph Hornett 26 May 1940 05 Apr 1944
Map of Patrol locations

Bathampton Patrol

Englishcombe Patrol

Midsomer Norton Patrol

Southstoke Patrol

Swainswick Patrol

Weston Patrol


Bob Millard

Donald Brown

Bath Chronical 10 Aug 1940