Fishguard Patrol


Fishguard is a coastal fishing town by the River Gwaun in the west of Pembrokeshire.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Richard G. Lang

Haulage contractor

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal James Walsh

Railway dock porter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Basil Kenneth George Cleare

Railway labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private David John George


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private W. Harris Unknown 1942
Private T. N. Llewellyn Unknown 1942
Private James Morgan

Railway dock porter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Daniel Thomas Phillips

Railway porter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John Henry G. Tegan

Clerk of public works

Unknown 1942
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was located in woods near Ddolwen Farm near Criney Hill. It was constructed by the civil engineering firm Hussey, Egan and Pickmere. There was an Observation Post near to Chestnut Valley, in Gwaun Woods. It was recalled to have been built to a very high standard, with a long escape tunnel, which on completion was filled with loose stones. These would have been moved to the main chamber to allow escape and prevent pursuit.

A post war owner, Mr John Lamb, could remember an Officer coming from the Brecon Barracks to dispose of the explosives left in the OB. Most were destroyed in a nearby field, the Officer's hat being the only victim.

OB Status
Location not known

Fishguard Patrol

Patrol Targets

Fishguard Bay would have been an important supply route for and invading army and possible disruption would occur by blocking the A40 and A487


TNA ref WO199/3389

Major Hancock data held at B. R. A

1939 Register

The Last Ditch by David Lampe

The Story of Stokey Lewis by Walter Ireland

Roy Lewis article in Western Telegraph Dec 2002