Mentioned in Despatches

Captain R H Collins MC
Major J C Denny MC
Captain G Footer
Captain G Jobey
Lt F Johnson (Killed in Action)
Captain G R Harris
Captain H B Lax
Major A M K Martin (Killed in Action)
Lieut T C Periam
Captain H Pritchard
Major L E Stringer
Major J H Waylen

Pte J Anderson
CQMS L V Barker (twice)
Sgt H Chilvers MM
L/Sgt T Billington
L/Cpl A Calderbank MM
Pte R Douglas
Sgt C Fell
RQMS F Gaines
Pte C Good
Sgt P W H Griffin
L/Sgt W Hoy (Killed in Action)
CSM A G Hunter
Pte R G King
L/Cpl A P Jordan
Pte D J Jordan
CSM A Mattin (Killed in Action)
Pte J McPhillips
Cpl T Oliver
L/Cpl B F Onions
CSM A Pearson
L/Sgt E Pidcock
L/Sgt J Philipson (NB: spelled Phillipson in London Gazette and Battalion History)
Pte T Russell
RSM E Thomasson
CSM L Thornton
Sgt H K Wright



Sgt Thompson, Capt G R Harris and Sgt T Billington of the Signal Platoon. Sgt Thompson was with the Battalion from its formation in Scotland. Captain Harris was in charge of the Signal Platoon from Spring 1943 until late 1944. Both Captain Harris and Sgt Billington were Mentioned in Despatches, as listed at left. This photograph was taken at Er Rama, Palestine, in April 1944. Courtesy of Gordon Harris.
W Hoy, 16 DLI

Courtesy of The Newcastle Evening Chronicle