Pte Albert Pike, Repatriated 16 DLI POW
Pte Albert Pike 1944 Newspaper Article

This article appeared in a 1944 edition of the Sunderland Echo Newspaper. Pte Albert Pike of B Company, 16 DLI was seriously wounded in the final DLI attack at Sedjenane on 2/3/43. As this article testifies, he was repatriated back to England in 1944 after being held in the Italian hospital POW camp PG 206 and (probably, my best guess) Stalag 17A in Germany..

Click here for the 1942 B Company photo on which he features and here for an informal snap taken at Rye in 1942 of Pike and his B Company friends Tom Turnbull and Bill Hitch.

My research has established that at least six 16 DLI men who were wounded at Sedjenane and taken POW were repatriated from Germany before the end of the war. They were:

Anderson, Pte William H, 4466354.

Cook, L/Cpl A J, 4469470.

Fowler, Pte D G, 4469507.

Mitchison, Pte W D, 4468947.

Newstead, Pte J E, 4464611.

Pike, Pte Alfred, 4465646.

I have listed what I know about these men thus far on

this page

Further biographical information on any of these men most welcome. Any details, however small, will add immensely to the story of the Sedjenane Battle and its aftermath.

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