Curry Mallet Patrol


Curry Mallet is a village on the Fivehead River, 7 miles east of Taunton in the South Somerset district.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Albert Edwin Glide


31 Mar 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Charles James Churchill


01 Feb 1941 03 Dec 1944
Private Denis Harold Ferens


23 May 1940 Unknown
Private Charles Percy Gear

Lorry drver and salesman

04 Feb 1941 21 Oct 1942
Private Robert George Griffin

Medical Practitioner

Unknown 1943
Private Thomas Leonard Hunter

Assisting father on farm

12 Jan 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Wilfred Albert Knight

Farmer & Garage Proprietor

16 Oct 1943 03 Dec 1944
Private Roy Parker Lock


08 Jan 1941 Unknown
Private Edward George Matravers

Dairy farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Charles Henry Mico

Tractor & thrashing machine driver on farm

20 Nov 1940 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

At present the site is unknown. Possibly in Burton Wood west of Curry Rivel. Another suggested site location was in the paddock behind Rock House. The childhood home Charles Mico. While digging a trench to lay a new pipe in the area in the 1990s they found a lot of corrugated steel sheeting buried.

There was an old sink with 1 cwt of sugar in it behind one of the garage doors at Thornfalcon Garage, the home of Wilfred Knight which was ready to put into the fuel tanks of German tanks / vehicles, to block up the fuel system, and stop them from working.

Phosphorus bombs were found in the 1970’s at Manor Farm the home of Sergeant Glide. When they were about to start digging foundations for a new farm building he told them to stop! He told them what was buried there so they had to get the bomb disposal team to clear the site so work could start on the new building.

OB Status
Location not known

Curry Mallet Patrol


TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

The family of Wilfred Knight