"A" Company, 9th Parachute Battalion, most probably before the Normandy landings. Can anyone put names to any faces? Please send an email to email@example.com if you can. Click here for a full-size (569kb) photograph. Copyright: Ray Doran.
Back row, left to right: Harry Colbourne (1st, wounded 16th February 1945), Michael Durston (7th), Lance-Corporals Jack Watkins (9th) and Fred Wingrove (10th), Ron Sharp (12th)
Fourth row: Corporal Thomas William Smith (2nd, KIA 06/06/44), Daniel Roderick Hurley (3rd) and Peter Neal (7th)
Third row: Sergeant Busty Taylor (12th), Privates Frederick George Milward (16th) and Dennis Walter Henry Wise (23rd, extreme right, KIA 06/06/44).
Second row (seated), left to right: Corporal P. P. Murphy (1st), Sergeants R. Chillingworth (2nd), Fred Dorkins (4th) and Albert "Ginger" Woodcock (5th), CSM Jack Harries (6th), Lieutenant Hugh Pond (7th) Captain Robert Gordon Brown (8th), Major Allen Parry (9th), Sergeants Stephen Doran (13th, captured three weeks after jumping astray in Normandy), Arthur Mobsby (14th) and Woodcraft (15th).
Front row (on the grass): Corporal Paddy Costello, Unknown, Private Emile Corteil (with his dog, Glen, both KIA 06/06/44), Corporals Frank Carey and Harrold.