Chew Stoke Patrol


Chew Stoke is a small village in the Chew Valley, in Somerset, about 8 miles south of Bristol. It is at the northern edge of the Mendip Hills.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Thomas Melville Lowery

Fitter - airframes

08 Apr 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Leonard Smiley Blandford

Assistant cattle food agent

19 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Wilfred Dagger

Quarry crushing machine fitter

24 Aug 1940 11 Feb 1944
Private Edward William Gilbert

Motor driver

01 Jan 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Walter Charles Edward Hasell


03 Feb 1942 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

It is thought that the OB was on Knowle Hill Tump which is an open access area, but this area is covered in ferns and gorse.

OB Status
Location not known

Chew Stoke Patrol


TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register