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 Camps 53 and 66 in Italy and (probably, my best guess) Stalag 17A in Germany. Were any other 16 DLI men repatriated before the end of the war? Further details welcome. 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.