Mentioned in Despatches

Captain R H Collins MC, 264626
Major J C Denny MC, 67168
Captain G Footer, 256469
Captain G Jobey DSO, 172372
Lt F Johnson, 300166 (Killed in Action)
Captain G R Harris, 237698
Captain H B Lax, 151569
Major A M K Martin, 42029 (Killed in Action)
Lieut T C Periam, 253979
Captain H Pritchard, 240667
Major L E Stringer, 193814
Major J H Waylen, 174503


Pte J Anderson, 4462973
Atkinson, Pte Thomas W, 4465566 (escaped Italian captivity)
CQMS L V Barker, 4466649 (twice)
Sgt H Chilvers MM, 4459297
L/Sgt T Billington, 4462946
L/Cpl A Calderbank MM, 4462113
Pte R Douglas, 4466462
Sgt C Fell, 4466793
RQMS F Gaines, 4457946
Pte G D B Graham, 4465599 (escaped Italian captivity)
Pte C Good, 4470069
Sgt P W H Griffin, 5951910
L/Sgt W Hoy, 4454567 (later died accidentally)
CSM A G Hunter, 4458251
Pte R G King, 5502873
L/Cpl A P Jordan, 2574432
Pte D J Jordan, 4470320
CSM A Mattin, 5947792, (later Killed in Action)
CSM A May, 5946226
Pte J McPhillips, 1460121
Cpl T Oliver, 4453618
L/Cpl B F Onions, 4467093
CSM A Pearson, 4449917 (later commissioned and MC)
L/Sgt E Pidcock, 4699334
L/Sgt J Philipson, 4466555 (NB: spelled Phillipson in London Gazette and Battalion History)
Pte T Russell, 4465761
RSM E Thomasson, 4449248
CSM L Thornton, 4452536
Sgt H K Wright, 4465771

Note: this listing is taken from the 1945 Battalion History, with Army number information added from the London Gazette.

Added by me are the awards to L/Cpl T W Atkinson, and Pte G D B Graham for escaping from Italian captivity in 1943, after capture with 16 DLI in March 1943. The London Gazette lists Atkinsonís unit for the award as the RASC, which he joined after his return to England.

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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
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