Nevern Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Nevern (Welsh : Nanhyfer) is a small village to the East of Newport, Pembrokeshire.
Initially Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park,
Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Pembrokeshire was later to become part of Area 20 along
with Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire.
After 1941 a “grouping” system was developed where some patrols within a demographic area would train together
under more local command. Nevern was part of group 4 along Milton, Kilgetty (Stepaside), Castlehigh (Camrose),
Letterston, Berry Hill, Milford Haven and Fishguard.
It is known that there were also some communications with Carmarthenshire Patrols.
The Group Commanders were Captain J B Ebsworth (in charge of Admin) and Captain T J George (Operational)
assisted by Lieutenants W G Smith (Operational) and S M Davies(Admin).
Before stand down it is recorded that Pembrokeshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West
Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted
by Captain G Woodward.
The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group
Original Sergeant W G Smith later promoted to Lieutenant.
Sergeant N B Owen of Nevern
Private P G Sambrook of Velindre
Private T N Cole of Velindre
Private J James of Velindre
Private E J Sambrook of Velindre
Private N Williams of Velindre
Private J E Llewellyn of Trefach (Joined HM Forces late 1942)
Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.
The original Sergeant W G Smith, who was later promoted to Lieutenant was remembered by Charlie Shives of
Milford Haven Patrol ; “ The Nevern Unit was led by a Mr Smith, who had a farm near the village. He was a
very capable leader and thought a great deal of “Stokey” [ Sgt Lewis – Milford Haven
TNA Reference WO199/3389
Major Hancock data held at B. R. A
The Last Ditch by David Lampe
The Story of Stokey Lewis by Walter Ireland
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