28/1/44 Remembering Today-Tpr E.C. JONES 42nd (23rd Bn. The London Regt.), Royal Tank Regiment RAC

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by CL1, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron


    7925028, 42nd (23rd Bn. The London Regt.), Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    who died
    on 28 January 1944
    Son of Edward and Gwladys O. Jones, of Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.
    Remembered with honour
    CWGC :: Cemetery Details
  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    CLI - this is a bit odd as the 42nd RTR were part of 1st Armoured Bde in the desert in 1941 along with 8th and 44th RTR - but after the Crusader battle they seem to have disappeared although both 8th and 44th went on both to fight again in Italy - so it's surprising that this chap with an old RTR number died and was buried in the Alamein cemetery in January of 1944 - some reports have them fitted with the Canal Searchlight system for D Day ....

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    thanks for the update Tom

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    He's not buried there, he's on the Memorial.
    He has no known grave.

    The ALAMEIN MEMORIAL forms the entrance to Alamein War Cemetery. 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.

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