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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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BRINE, William Edward

Service number 406023
Pilot Officer
39 Squadron
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 30 Oct 1919

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WARREN, Ian William

Service number SX11284
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 25 Jun 1920

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FULLER, Clifford Jack

Service number 407028
Sergeant
No. 24 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 23 Mar 1916

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FRASER, Colin

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

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INCE, Richard Arthur

Service number VX25621
Lance Sergeant
2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 22 Oct 1915

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DUMAS, Charles John

Service number 407615
Flying Officer
No. 223 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 18 Mar 1919

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WHEATON, Frederick Howard

Service number SX9516
Private
2nd/8th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 26 Jul 1912

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BOWDA, Samson

Service number QX7391
Private
2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 4 Feb 1906

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