El Alamein (World War 2, 1 July 1942 to 2 November 1942)

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About This Campaign

In June of 1942, it looked as if the Panzerarmee Afrika, under the command of “the Desert Fox”, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel could undo the Allied advance completely, capturing Cairo and the Suez Canal. The strategic value of the canal meant that the Allies had to avoid this at all costs and El Alamein held the key. In three battles from July to November, the Allies managed to turn the tide of the war in North Africa.

An unexpected attack by the 9th Division on Rommel’s northern flank in July was followed by Australian diversionary raids and heavy bombing of German supplies in response to Rommel’s offensive in August, and finally a successful Allied offensive from the end of October. The Panzerarmee was forced to withdraw, initially from El Alamein, and finally from North Africa altogether.

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Names

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KIBBY, William Henry

Service number SX7089
Sergeant
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Apr 1905

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MORPHETT, Hurtle Cummins

Service number SX9990
Major
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 31 Mar 1906

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BADENOCH, Archibald Montgomery

Service number SX6469
Sergeant
2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 22 May 1902

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WARREN, Ian William

Service number SX11284
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Jun 1920

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CORFIELD, Charles Albert

Service number SX12765
Private
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 24 Jan 1915

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DUEL, Cyril Pearson

Service number QX12766
Private
2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 7 Nov 1916

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MCCONNELL, Harry Nicholas (aka Harry Nicholas VIVIAN)

Service number VX58027
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 24 Dec 1916

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HINSON, James

Service number SX7429
Corporal
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 5 Apr 1919