Temple Cloud Patrol


Temple Cloud is a village within the Chew Valley in Somerset on the A37 road. It is located 10 miles from Bristol and Bath.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Dennis Anstie Chard

Farmer assisting Father

22 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Charles Perry

Lorry driver

30 Jun 1940 14 Apr 1943
Private Edward Frank Clare

Apprentice woodworker

02 Aug 1940 15 Oct 1942
Private Bernard Ivan Compton

Banker at Maison Leeward Quartier

15 Jan 1941 12 Dec 1942
Private Lewis George Crow

Electric welder

02 Aug 1940 18 Nov 1943
Private Robert John Killen

Assistant on farm

11 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Dennis William Lovell

Road curb dresser

06 May 1943 03 Dec 1944
Private Arthur John Lovell

Rock getter & mason

20 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Wilfred Bertram Cecil Maggs

Carpenter assisting Father

13 Feb 1942 25 May 1943
Private Raymond Samuel G. Newman 10 Mar 1942 03 Dec 1944
Private Leslie Cyril Pease

Printers apprentice

09 Sep 1942 05 Nov 1942
Private Charles I. G. Stokes 30 Jun 1944 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB is thought to have been located in a spoil heap close to the mine.

OB Status
Location not known

Temple Cloud Patrol

Patrol Targets

The most likely targets to disrupt transport links would have been the main A37 road to Bristol and the A39 from Wells along with the rail line near the OB.


TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Auxilier's sons Stephen Clare and Malcolm Powney