This is my first post so I hope it is in the correct place. I'm helping with a project being undertaken by local people in a small village in Northamptonshire called Cranford. They are researching men from the village that were killed in both wars. The WW1 project is complete and I have been asked to help with a soldier that was killed in WW2. Major John Ronald Villiers Robinson 65838 of the 2nd Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps was killed during action on 17 Jan 1943 at Beni Ulid. Local hearsay suggests he was the only casualty suffered by the Battalion in a night time skirmish with a retreating German Tank Column? I've listened to a recording from a soldier who was there and he said that when the Battalion moved out the next morning there was just one grave, marked by a pile of stones with a wooden cross. My first question is can anyone help me with information about the event. Is a war diary available? My second question and one the people undertaking the project want to know. Major Robinson is commemorated at Alamein Memorial. That's a long way from Beni Ulid. Would his body have been exhumed and taken to Alamein at a later date? If this is the case is it likely than any information is still available. Many thanks, Chris.