No.6 Platoon, "S" Company, 1st Parachute Battalion, on the 15th September 1944 at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. Click here for a full-size (184kb) photograph.
Back row (left to right): Lance-Corporal Vivian Gedney (KIA 19/09/44), Privates D. Jones, K. Abel, Leslie Dyer (KIA 18/09/44), D. Ball, W. Carter, J. Williamson, K. Jessett and F. Douthwaite, Lance-Corporal David McGhie (KIA 22/09/44) and Private R. Grant.
Middle row: Privates R. Croft, Ernest Timbrell (KIA 18/09/44), R. Edwards, T. Donnelly, A. Costello and J. Godden, Lance-Corporal G. McLean, Privates Thomas Bailey (KIA 18/09/44), C. Heywood, R. Littlechild and T. Nimmo and Lance-Corporal W. Purvey.
Front row: Corporals A. T. Roberts and P. J. Martin, Sergeants Hermanus DeLeur and Frank Morris (KIA 19/09/44), Lieutenant R. Bingley, Major Ronald Stark, CSM Leonard Ernest Oxley, Sergeants R. Harris (holding Lampedusa, the kitten), M. Bromnick and M. Parsons and Corporal N. Drew.
Not included on this photograph: Private John Cartman (KIA 18/09/44).