Thursday, 26 March 2009

C Company, 16 DLI, 1942

In the March 24th 2009 update I have added photographs of Les and Stan Bernard of Scarborough, who both served in C Company, 16 DLI with my father in 1942-43. Stan Bernard was killed on 27/2/43 at Sedjenane. His cousin Les went on to serve in the 1st Battalion DLI ending the war as a Sergeant. This is the link to that page:

http://16dli.awardspace.com/page124.html

I'm still hoping that someone will turn up the missing Company photographs of A, C and HQ Companies that must have been taken in 1942, most probably by the firm of Lambert and Weston of Folkstone which took the photos of B Company and D Company which are already on the site.

I've also began to add small portrait photos of identified casualties enlarged from these B and D Company photographs to the Roll of Honour section of the site. For example, see this page which lists and pictures several Sedjenane casualties:

http://16dli.awardspace.com/page21.html

Also added are enlargements of Faces 28 and 29 of the Medjez el Bab Memorial which commemorate those soldiers of the DLI who died in North Africa who have no known grave. Click on the image on this page to go to the first enlargement:

http://16dli.awardspace.com/page22.html

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