Alamein Memorial (El Alamein)

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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
Inscription

Condition

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Names

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TAYLOR, Arthur Patrick

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

MASLEN, Daniel Mannix Patrick

Service number WX8987
Private
2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 24 Dec 1918

WHEATON, Frederick Howard

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

ROGERS, Herbert

Service number 404042
Flight Sergeant
Born 9 Jun 1917

BROWN, Patrick

Service number VX26172
Private
2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Jan 1901

BURDUS, Reginald Stanley

Service number 26379
Corporal
No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 18 Aug 1918

ABRAHAMS, Leo Reginald

Service number 413503
Pilot Officer
No. 459 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Aug 1921

PLUNKETT, Maurice

Service number WX7249
Lance Sergeant
2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 15 Jun 1901

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