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The 1st Battalion, HLI in Palestine. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Dobson   
Monday, 04 April 2011 11:07

In my first entry of stories from my Dad ( Charles Robert Dobson 1st Battalion, HLI, 1944-47) I mentioned a TV programme and how we thought that a we saw a brief glimpse of HLI soldiers in Jerusalem.  I've managed to take a photo of the TV screen that shows these soldiers.  I'm afraid that the quality isn't good, because firstly you can see the reflection of my camera and tripod and secondly the picture is grainy anyway.  The soldier that we think is my Dad is the one second from the right, leaning against the Bren Gun Carrier, my Dad was a marksman with the Bren Gun.

UPDATE:- I've just been informed that this episode of Infamous Assassinations - Yitzhak Rabin Isreal 1995, is being shown on the Yesterday channel at 11:30am on Tuesday 12th April 2011. see





-1 #3 Alexander Jenkins 2015-02-09 09:23
My father is Peter Boyle Jenkins, 1st Batt HLI 1946-48. He is from Bridgeton and served in Palestine and was also a Bren gunner. On one occasion the truck in which he was travelling ran over a mine, killing 1 officer and 2 squaddies. Only yesterday I saw the photographs of the funeral for the first time. I also have a couple of pictures from their time in Greece, at a swimming pool with 3 others, Parrie (?), Carr and Miller, Dec 1946. Plus a picture from inside, I am guessing, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But I do not yet know how to post photo's on here.
-3 #2 Steve Dobson 2011-04-04 16:36

I've mentioned your Dad's name but my Dad isn't that good with names. So the plan is when my eldest son is home in about three weeks, we'll go to my Dad's with my son's laptop computer to show the photo of your Dad to my Dad, see if that jogs any memories.


0 #1 Lesley Wild 2011-04-04 15:18
Hi Steve, I have some pictures of my Dad that are very possibly taken in Palestine,I know he was in Jerusalem for a while.

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