Nether Stowey Patrol

Locality

Nether Stowey is a large village in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Cuthbert Thomas Herniman

Farmer

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Herbert Arthur James Cavill

Farm assistant

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private William G Day 22 Jul 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry James Hurford

Farmer

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Frederick Palmer

Roadstone quarrier

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private John Prowse

Builder's labourer

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Gerald Henry Sweet

Estate mason

23 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Edwin Charles Trout

Road stone quarrier

01 Jul 1941 03 Dec 1944
Patrol & OB pictures
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Patrol members
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OB used as rubbish dump
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OB entrance full of debris
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OB cleared out
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Field Sketch
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OB escape tunnel exit
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Escape tunnel exit cleaned up - unusual tiles
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Escape tunnel exposed
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Escape tunnel - outside looking in
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Escape tunnel - inside looking out
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Ceramic ventilation pipes
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View from main chamber into small storage room with escape tunnel
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Vent pipe and corregated elephant iron
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Lead found on top of the buried escape pipework
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Elephant shelter roof bolts
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Escape tunnel is the lower void. Upper one blanked off for storage
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Storage above, escape tunnel below
OB Status
Collapsed with few visible remains
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it
Location

Nether Stowey Patrol

References

TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register