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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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Names

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MAGOR, Eric Albert

Service number 407329
Pilot Officer
No. 45 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 25 Jan 1915

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JOHNSON, Frederick Smith

Service number VX22583
Staff Sergeant
2nd/8th Field Company (Squadron) RAE
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 28 Apr 1906

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CHENOWETH, Colin Maxwell

Service number 407198
Flight Sergeant
Born 17 Mar 1921

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LEWIS, Frank Herbert

Service number 407123
Sergeant
No. 38 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 13 Jan 1918

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WATTS, David Maitland

Service number 402425
Flight Sergeant
Born 9 Jan 1919

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SULLER, Henry Edward Lawson

Service number QX425
Sapper
2nd/13th Field Company
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Jun 1918

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FRASER, Colin

Service number WX709
Corporal
Infantry Training Battalions
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 7 Apr 1917

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BRINE, William Edward

Service number 406023
Pilot Officer
Born 30 Oct 1919

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