17 Platoon, Blida, picture 2
17 Platoon Blida

Some of the men of 17 Platoon, D Company, 16 DLI, photographs taken at Blida, North Africa in June/July 1943. Pictures and identifications courtesy of Ken Lovell.

Top photo: kneeling front, left to right: (1) Possibly Pte Bostock? (3) L/Cpl Bill Crummack (KIA 13/10/43) (4) Pte Grant
Standing, left to right: (2) Pte 'Deep Purple' Downes (4) Pte Smith (6) Pte Harry Hooley, MM for actions on 27/9/44. (7) Pte Perkins.

The photo below features the same group of men, but with L/Cpl Crummack standing at second left.
Itís possible that some of these men will also feature on the 1942 photograph of D Coy, 16 DLI.

17 Platoon, D Company, Blida, North Africa, Summer 1943

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