Nevern Patrol


Nevern is a small village to the east of Newport, Pembrokeshire.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Noel Bertie Owen


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Lieutenant William Garfield Smith


Unknown Unknown
Private Thomas Norman Cole

Agricultural labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John James


25 May 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private James Evans Llewellyn

Agricultural labourer

25 May 1940 Unknown
Private Picton George Sambrook


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Evan John Sambrook


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Noel Williams

Public works labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was located in a small wood two fields below Llwyngoras, the home of the initial Sergeant Garfield Smith.

OB Status
Location not known

Nevern Patrol

Patrol Targets

It is recalled the Patrol positioned barrels containing a flammable liquid in the hedge leading up the steep hill from Nevern to Llwyngoras. Should the invaders be seen crossing the Nevern bridge the liquid would have been released and a phosphorous grenade thrown to create a wall of flame.


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 Western Telegraph Dec 2002