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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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WATTS, David Maitland

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

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SIMES, Ronald Henry

Service number 402259
Sergeant
No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Oct 1917

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DUMAS, Charles John

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

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WHEATON, Frederick Howard

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

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TAYLOR, Arthur Patrick

Service number VX28951
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Mar 1914

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LEWIS, Frank Herbert

Service number 407123
Sergeant
Born 13 Jan 1918

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COWAN-HUNT, James George

Service number 402318
Flying Officer
No. 459 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Dec 1916

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SALISBURY, Walter Edward

Service number SX7471
Private
2nd/8th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Sep 1914

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