Cpl Tom Baker, 16 DLI, Three Tuns, Greece

Cpl Tom Baker, 16 DLI, and the ‘Three Tuns’, Greece, 1945

Standing at second from the left, Cpl Tom Baker was ex Beds and Herts and was with the 16th DLI from its formation in July 1940, initially in the Signals Platoon--see his name on this rare 1941 hand-written movement order on this page: http://16dli.awardspace.com/page153.html

He is featured here outside a canteen or cookhouse in Greece, which has been renamed The Three Tuns in honour of the famous Durham City pub. Note the battalion vehicle identification number ‘69’ which can just be seen on the bottom left of the sign.

This image has been enlarged from a small and somewhat murky postcard-sized photostat sent out by Major Arthur Vizard of the 16th DLI OCA in the late 1980s. Does anyone have a better quality copy? The caption on the original card reads: ‘Messrs Stapleton, Baker (Cpl), Hedley and Vallance.’

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