Crewkerne Patrol


Crewkerne is an historic and attractive stone built country market town in the South Somerset hills.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Second Lieutenant William Bramwell Martin

Veterinary Surgeon

02 Jul 1940 01 Apr 1942
Sergeant Frederick Arthur Turner

Confectionery, tobacco & dry groceries wholesale traveller

02 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Royston D. Boswell

Moulder (Bake pile)

03 Jul 1941 09 Apr 1943
Private Thomas Davis Darling

Dispensing chemist

08 Apr 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Bernard V. Newbery

Butchers lorry driver - working for father

07 Apr 1942 16 Oct 1942
Private Cecil Edward Pengelly

Incorporated accountant

02 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Ronald Thompson

Electrical meter test engineer

02 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Norman Arthur Royston Turner


19 Feb 1942 11 Sep 1942
Private Bernard Henry Wilson

Clerk Air Ministry

02 Nov 1942 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

It has been suggested the OB was on Dancing Hill, Haselbury Plucknett.

OB Status
Location not known

Crewkerne Patrol

Patrol Targets

Most obvious local targets in the area would include the A30. The main road out of the South West, along with the A 356 north leading to the A303 and on to London and south to Dorchester, the A3066 south to Bridport and the south coast and the B3165 from Lyme Regis.

Disrupting road bridges and tunnels, under and over the railway line along with the railway itself would hamper supply routes.


TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register