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Location El Alamein, Al Alamein - Markaz, Egypt
Type memorial
Description

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt. The memorial commemorates nearly 12,000 servicemen of the British Empire who died in the Western Desert campaigns of the Second World War including the Battle of El Alamein.
The memorial has a flat roof from which there is a view of the cemetery, the surrounding desert and to the north, the sea.

Panels of the memorial commemorate different areas of service and the location. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia.

The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here.
The memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington.
The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt.
It was unveiled on 24 October 1954, by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
Worthington followed similar principles to First World War memorials but made modifications due to the climate and environment.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 24 October 1954 by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
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Condition

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Names

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WOOD, Monteith Cowper

Service number NX70203
Lieutenant
2nd/13th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 13 May 1919

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BACKHOUSE, Herbert Frederick

Service number 406323
Flight Sergeant
Born 25 Jan 1914

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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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GITSHAM, Stewart Burton

Service number 407929
Flight Sergeant
No. 47 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 Jun 1913

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NEILL, Garth Angus

Service number 404773
Aircraftman 2
Born 2 Dec 1921

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BROWN, Patrick

Service number VX26172
Private
2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Jan 1901

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WATTS, David Maitland

Service number 402425
Flight Sergeant
No. 458 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Jan 1919

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TAYLOR, Arthur Patrick

Service number VX28951
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Mar 1914

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