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    ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery. The cemetery is open every day from 07:00 - 17:00. Wheelchair access to this site is signposted.
    • Location Information: Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.
    • Historical Information: The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya. It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia. 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. 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 and unveiled by Field Marshal The Rt. Hon. Viscout Montgomery of Alamein on 24 October 1954. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,239 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 814 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities. The ALAMEIN CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 11869

    1. 2696561 Daniel Grant ALLAN, 2 Scots Guards
    2. BAILEY, EDWIN ARTHUR E A LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659208 16.04.1941
    3. BARNES, REGINALD RALPH R R SECOND LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 186898 21.06.1942
    4. BELL, FREDERICK F LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658142 17.03.1943
    5. BELL, KENNETH K LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656611 18.04.1941
    6. 2696420 William Henry BENNETT, 2 Scots Guards
    7. BESWICK, ARTHUR A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2662684 14.11.1942
    8. 2696934 Stanley BOLLAND, Scots Guards attached L Detachment Special Air Service Brigade & 8 Commando
    9. BOTWRIGHT, PHILIP GORDON P G LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657349 07.06.1942
    10. 2693141 Henry BRADFORD, 2 Scots Guards
    11. BREWIS, ROBERT RAWLING R R LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657230 25.01.1942
    12. 2695932 Aaron Woodhouse BROWN, 2 Scots Guards
    13. 2695625 John McCann BROWN, 2 Scots Guards
    14. BURROUGHS, THOMAS T DRUMMER 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2654843 27.05.1941
    15. 2695806 William Charles BUTCHER, 2 Scots Guards
    16. CARR, EDWIN E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657656 BETWEEN 01.02.1942 AND 20.05.1942
    17. 2696123 James CARTWRIGHT, 1 Scots Guards Memorial Reference: Column 53. 13.06.1942
    18. CLIPSON, ALBERT EDWARD A E GUARDSMAN ATTD. H.Q. 201ST GUARDS BDE. Coldstream Guards 2658376 14.11.1942
    19. CONNER, JAMES J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695363 16.06.1941
    20. CULSHAW, HENRY JAMES H J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657876 BETWEEN 01.02.1942 AND 20.05.1942
    21. DALMAN, RALPH R GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659096 14.11.1942
    22. DOXFORD, ROBERT R WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2653347 14.06.1942
    23. DRONGIN, ANTHONY A CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695218 BETWEEN 16.09.1942 AND 19.09.1942
    24. DRUMMOND-HAY, ANDREW A LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 132219 11.07.1942
    25. DUNN, ROLAND FREDERICK R F DRUMMER 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695025 22.04.1941
    26. EDWARDS, VICTOR CHARLES V C LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 5249820 BETWEEN 16.01.1942 AND 17.01.1942
    27. ELLIS, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657691 05.06.1942
    28. ELWELL, FRANK F LANCE SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695864 14.11.1942
    29. ETCHES, JAMES HERBERT J H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 4687152 27.05.1941
    30. FOSTER, MAURICE M GUARDSMAN ATTD. H.Q. 22ND GUARDS BDE. Coldstream Guards 2657521 14.11.1942
    31. GOODCHILD, FRANK ARMISTICE F A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 5382067 14.11.1942
    32. GRANT, JOHN J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2820463 23.11.1941
    33. GURDON, THE HON. ROBERT BRAMPTON R B LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 99183 13.07.1942
    34. HALL, GEORGE WILLIAM G W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657499 14.11.1942
    35. HAMMOND, ROBERT JOHN R J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657535 16.04.1941
    36. HARRIS, JAMES GOW J G GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695798 16.06.1941
    37. HELEY, ALFRED THOMAS A T LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657231 16.04.1941
    38. HOPTON, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657737 27.06.1941
    39. HORBURY, HAROLD DEXTER H D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659850 27.05.1941
    40. HOWLETT, MAURICE HORATIO M H SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657295 13.06.1942
    41. IDDON, JAMES J GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2695545 14.11.1942
    42. JONES, THOMAS EDMUND T E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 849603 17.01.1942
    43. KING, DAVID JAMES D J COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2691879 23.11.1941
    44. LAMB, ARTHUR JOHN A J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695717 27.05.1942
    45. LAMBIE, DAVID D WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696787 18.01.1943
    46. LEE, HERBERT H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2662164 20.06.1942
    47. LEE, JOHN WILLIAM J W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658467 15.02.1942
    48. 65419 John Steel LEWES, Welsh Guards attached L Detachment, Special Air Service
    49. LUCAS, RALPH JOHN SCOTT R J S LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 108285
    50. MARCHAN, GEORGE FREDERICK G F WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2648591 27.05.1941
    51. MARRIS, FREDERICK WILLIAM F W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658006 28.05.1942
    52. MARSH, ARTHUR A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657809 20.06.1942
    53. MASEFIELD, HARROLD WILLIAM H W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657021 26.05.1941
    54. MATTHEWS, GEORGE HENRY G H GUARDSMAN AND Coldstream Guards 2656632 15.05.1942
    55. MCDOUGALL, JOHN J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695675 13.06.1942
    56. MCGEE, FREDERICK JAMES F J LIEUTENANT (QUARTERMASTER) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 169210 15.09.1940
    57. MCKENZIE, DOUGLAS D GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696563 14.06.1942
    58. MCLEOD, DAVID ANDREW D A GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2692485 27.12.1941
    59. MILROY, ROBERT R GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696359 13.12.1941
    60. MORRISON, JAMES LAW J L LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2693633 13.08.1941
    61. MURRAY, OWEN O SERJEANT - Scots Guards 2695795 13.06.1942
    62. NISBET, JOHN GORDON J G GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696966 13.06.1942
    63. NORRIS, ERNEST EVELYN E E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657634 10.12.1941
    64. PALMER, JULIAN LLEWELLEN J L LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 67488 16.06.1941
    65. PARK, DAVID KELLOC D K LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2697085 BETWEEN 01.11.1942 AND 14.11.1942
    66. PEARSON, WILLIAM SIDNEY W S GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658784 16.04.1941
    67. PENROSE, CECIL C LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2654493 14.03.1942
    68. PHILLIPS, THOMAS ALFRED T A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658548 16.04.1941
    69. RATCLIFFE, JOHN HENRY J H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657795 27.05.1941
    70. REDDAWAY, WINSTON THOMAS W T WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2653805 BETWEEN 18.02.1942 AND 20.05.1942
    71. REED, HARRY H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659841 21.01.1942
    72. RICHES, LESLIE L GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 5772408 27.05.1941
    73. ROLFE, REGINALD GEORGE ARTHUR R G A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695921 15.06.1941
    74. ROSS, DAVID D GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2818431 16.06.1941
    75. RYMER, FREDERICK WILLIAM F W GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2695974 12.11.1944
    76. SANDERSON, GEORGE G LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2691967 22.01.1942
    77. SEAMAN, CHARLES EDWARD C E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657946 26.05.1941
    78. SEELEY, JOHN J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658883 17.01.1942
    79. SMITH, ALFRED A LANCE CORPORAL 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2694881 22.09.1942
    80. SOULSBY, ROBERT R GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657340 07.06.1942
    81. SOUTHWORTH, ROBERT R GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2662490 11.12.1941
    82. STAPLEY, HARRY H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2655772 06.01.1942
    83. STEELE, WALTER REGINALD THOMAS W R T GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659901 BETWEEN 20.06.1942 AND 24.06.1942
    84. STIRLING, HUGH JOSEPH H J LIEUTENANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 75270 20.04.1941
    85. STOBART, SIMON S LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 117306 06.06.1942
    86. SUTHERAN, WILLIAM WALTER W W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657546 14.11.1942
    87. SYME, DAVID D SERJEANT - Scots Guards 2695481 14.11.1942
    88. THOMPSON, JOHN J GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2695722 21.01.1942
    89. TOWNSEND, WILLIAM ARTHUR W A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2661173 14.11.1942
    90. TRIMMER, GRAHAME G LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657512 16.04.1941
    91. VERECHIA, PETER P GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2695800 15.05.1941
    92. WAIGHT, REGINALD FREDERICK R F LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695682 13.06.1942
    93. WALKER, ARTHUR JAMES A J LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658285 03.01.1942
    94. WALTERS, JACK J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2662084 10.12.1941
    95. WALTON, ALFRED A LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 4343894 23.01.1942
    96. WATTS, JOFFRE J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657228 14.11.1942
    97. WEST, JAMES J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657554 27.05.1941
    98. WOOLMAN, WILLIAM ARTHUR W A LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656732 30.12.1941
    99. WOMERSLEY, CLIFFORD C GUARDSMAN - Coldstream Guards 2662252 14.11.1942
    100. WRIGHT, BERNARD B SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656846 27.05.1941
    101. WRISBERG, FREDERICK GEORGE F G LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696621 BETWEEN 15.06.1941 AND 16.06.1941
    102. YEATES, GODFREY G GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658314 BETWEEN 01.07.1942 AND 03.07.1942
    103. YORK, EDWIN JOHN E J LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657622 27.05.1941
     
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    ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The Cemetery is open Saturday to Thursday 0730 to 1430.
    • Location Information: Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between the main dual carriageway to Aboukir (known as Al Horaya) and the sea. The Cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria Cemetery complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric tramway which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the north. Visitors can reach the entrance to the cemetery along the road Sharia Anubis, which lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area. This cemetery has a central front entrance building with a metal gate/grill secured archway leading into it from two small grassed areas which form part of the roadside in front of the cemetery, which is bounded by a rendered wall.
    • Historical Information: Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery (originally the Garrison cemetery) was used for burials until April 1916, when a new cemetery was opened at Hadra. Thereafter, burials at Chatby were infrequent, although some graves were brought into the cemetery after the war from other burial grounds in the area. During the Second World War, Alexandria was again an important hospital centre, taking casualties from campaigns in the Western Desert, Greece, Crete, the Aegean Islands and the Mediterranean. Rest camps and hostels were also established there together with a powerful anti-aircraft base. Alexandria was also the communications centre for the middle and near east and became the headquarters of the Military Police. There are now 2,259 First World War burials in the cemetery and 503 from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities and many non war and military graves, some of which date from 1882. The CHATBY MEMORIAL stands at the eastern end of the cemetery and commemorates almost 1,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War and have no other grave but the sea. Many of them were lost when hospital ships or transports were sunk in the Mediterranean, sailing to or from Alexandria. Others died of wounds or sickness while aboard such vessels and were buried at sea.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 2722

    1. GIBSON, JAMES BEEBY J B GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656626 24.12.1940
     
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    ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The Cemetery is open Saturday to Thursday 07.30 to 14.30.
    • Location Information: Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria and is south of the main carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, near the University of Alexandria. The Cemetery is on the road Sharia Manara. The junction of this road and Al Horaya is diagonally opposite the University of Alexandria.
    • Historical Information: In March 1915, the base of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force was transferred to Alexandria from Mudros and the city became a camp and hospital centre for Commonwealth and French troops. Among the medical units established there were the 17th, 19th, 21st, 78th and 87th General Hospitals and No 5 Indian Hospital. After the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, Alexandria remained an important hospital centre during later operations in Egypt and Palestine and the port was much used by hospital ships and troop transports bringing reinforcements and carrying the sick and wounded out of the theatres of war. This cemetery was begun in April 1916 when it was realised that the cemetery at Chatby would not be large enough. Most of the burials were made from the Alexandria hospitals, but a number of graves of December 1917 were due to the loss of the troop transports "Aragon" and "Osmanieh" which were sunk by torpedo and mine as they entered the port. The cemetery continued in use until December 1919 but later, some graves were brought in from small burial grounds in the western desert, Maadia and Rosetta. During the Second World War, Alexandria was again an important hospital centre, taking casualties from campaigns in the Western Desert, Greece, Crete, the Aegean Islands and the Mediterranean. Rest camps and hostels were also established there together with a powerful anti-aircraft base. Alexandria was also the communications centre for the middle and near east and became the headquarters of the Military Police. The cemetery at Hadra was extended for Second World War burials and was used from 1941. There are now 1,700 First World War burials in the cemetery and 1,305 from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities and some non war burials.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 2979

    1. BRYANT, VICTOR JAMES V J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657322 14.07.1942
    2. HALL, FREDERICK W. F W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2662161 06.06.1943
    3. HOLYOAKE, FRANK F GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2660135 01.07.1942
    4. 94775 Stuart Hugh Minto RUSSELL, Coldstream Guards: 30/10/1943 Grave Reference 6. G. 21.
    5. WILKINSON, CLIFFORD C GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2661720 25.05.1942
     
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    CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: Visitors can best reach the cemetery by private car. The cemetery gates have to be closed, although unlocked, during the gardeners working hours, Saturday to Thursday 07.30 to 14.30. Visitors are best advised to contact the Commission's local office which will advise the Head Gardener of the visit - Tel: 00 202 2290 1247. Please note the office closes at 12.30 GMT.
    • Location Information: This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.
    • Historical Information: At the outbreak of the First World War, Cairo was headquarters to the United Kingdom garrison in Egypt. With Alexandria, it became the main hospital centre for Gallipoli in 1915 and later dealt with the sick and wounded from operations in Egypt and Palestine. General Headquarters, Middle East Command, was set up in Cairo shortly before the Second World War, remaining there throughout the war years. In January 1941, a Royal Air Force Sector Headquarters for Fighter Defence Canal Zone was established. Cairo was again a significant hospital centre during the Second World War. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery was formerly part of the New British Protestant Cemetery, but plots B, D, F, H, K, M, O, P and Q were ceded to the Commission in 1920. Some graves were brought into these plots from elsewhere in the Protestant cemetery and in 1960, 85 First World War graves were concentrated from Minia War Cemetery, 200 km south of Cairo, where maintenance could not be assured. One burial of the Second World War was also moved later from Old Cairo Old Latin Cemetery for the same reason. There are now 2,056 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War and 340 from the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. A small number, known to have been buried in other civil cemeteries in Cairo but whose graves are now lost, are commemorated by special memorial. Burials in the following civil cemeteries are now alternatively commemorated in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery: Cairo (Basatin) Jewish Cemetery Old Cairo Jewish Cemetery Cairo Maronite Cemetery Cairo Civil International Cemetery Old Cairo New Latin Cemetery
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 2411

    1. 2695931 John William CAUKWELL, 2 Scots Guards Grave Reference: H. 4. 30.09.1939
    2. CODRINGTON, WILLIAM ALEXANDER ROBERT W A R SECOND LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 113329 14.03.1941
    3. GRAHAM, ARTHUR A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695569 17.12.1940
    4. JONES, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696759 21.09.1940
    5. KETTLES, ROBERT SHAW R S PIPER 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695509 17.12.1940
    6. MUSHET, JOHN JOSEPH J J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2689049 24.10.1940
    7. STENHOUSE, ANDREW A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696649 22.07.1940
     
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    EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery is open every day from 07:00 - 17:00. Wheelchair access is signposted.
    • Location Information: Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road, slightly beyond a ridge, and is indicated by road direction signs approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.
    • Historical Information: The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya. It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,240 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities. The ALAMEIN CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith. The entrance to the cemetery is formed by the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. 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 cemetery was designed by Sir J. Hubert Worthington.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 6547

    1. ADAMS, FRANCIS JOHN F J LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657670 15.12.1940
    2. ARMER, ALBERT A WARRANT OFFICER CLASS III (P.S.M.) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 3707287 06.07.1942
    3. BEESON, MAURICE FISHER M F SECOND LIEUTENANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 176767 19.07.1942
    4. CHAMBERLAIN, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2655843 11.12.1940
    5. CLEWORTH, EDWIN E GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2694813 22.06.1941
    6. CRAIG, ARCHIBALD A GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2697688 27.08.1941
    7. DORAN, JAMES J LANCE SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695780 19.07.1942
    8. HENDERSON, REGINALD JAMES R J LANCE SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2694698 26.09.1940
    9. HOWIE, CHARLES C GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695907 31.01.1941
    10. MACRAE, JOHN DONALD CHRISTOPHER S. J D C S MAJOR 2ND BN. Scots Guards 53165 19.07.1942
    11. PEPPER, JOHN WILLIAM J W LANCE CORPORAL 2ND BN. Coldstream Guards 2656997 26.07.1940
    12. SCOBLING, DONALD VICTOR D V LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656796 06.07.1942
    13. SMITH, ALEXANDER SCOTT A S LANCE SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2694741 03.07.1942
    14. TWEEDIE, JAMES J GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695392 24.09.1941
     
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    HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery is open 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to Thursday. Although the cemetery is situated in a sensitive area, visitors should not experience any problems in gaining access. However, it will be necessary to pass through a checkpoint at Sollum. This is because people crossing the border to Libya will use this route. Visitors should therefore explain to the checkpoint guards that they are visiting the cemetery and not crossing the border.
    • Location Information: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery is on the main coast road from Mersa Matruh through to Libya, and is on the east side of Halfaya Sollum, approximately 12 kilometres from the Egypt/Libya border.
    • Historical Information: The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya. It was a campaign of manoeuvre and movement, the objectives being the control of Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies and the supply route to Russia through Persia. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, approximately 12 kilometres from the Libyan border, is adjacent to Halfaya Pass, the scene of heavy fighting in 1941 and 1942. All of the graves in the cemetery were brought in from the surrounding area, including military cemeteries at Sidi-Barrani, Buq Buq, Fort Capuzzo, Bardia, Minquar el Zannan, and Camerons Burial Ground at Nibeiwa. The cemetery now contains 2,046 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 238 are unidentified.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 1823

    1. ALLISON, CECIL C LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658979 11.12.1940
    2. BEDFORD, PETER P LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657865 19.06.1942
    3. BIRTLES, FREDERICK STANLEY F S GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2660258 11.12.1940
    4. 2696695 Douglas Carson BISSET, 2 Scots Guards
    5. 42445 John Patrick BOWES-LYON, 2 Scots Guards
    6. BROOKES, BERT B GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2660187 27.05.1941
    7. 2695855 John BRYDEN, 2 Scots Guards
    8. CHARLESWORTH, JACK J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658130 11.12.1940
    9. 2696166 John CLARK, Scots Guards
    10. CRICHTON, DONALD D GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2697412 19.09.1941
    11. FORSTER, JOSEPH J WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2693388 23.08.1941
    12. FRANCE, LAWRENCE L LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 869804 16.04.1941
    13. GARLINGTON, JOHN J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 4126062 26.05.1941
    14. GODSMARK, CHARLES C GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657716 11.12.1940
    15. HOLMES, CHAS DERRICK C D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659125 11.12.1940
    16. HOPKINS, CHARLES C GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657778 27.05.1941
    17. JEFFREY, ALBERT A LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 4534001 16.04.1941
    18. KNIGHT, HAROLD H CAPTAIN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 69093 17.06.1941
    19. LEIPER, FRANCIS GEORGE F G WARRANT OFFICER CLASS I (R.S.M.) - Scots Guards 2690815 17.06.1941
    20. LUSCOMBE, HARRY EDWARD H E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2655411 27.05.1941
    21. MAGNIAC, ANTHONY CHARLES OSWALD A C O SECOND LIEUTENANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 132221 28.05.1941
    22. MARSTON, THOMAS DOUGLAS T D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659998 16.04.1941
    23. MCDERMOTT, JOHN J LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657550 06.12.1941
    24. MILNES GASKELL, CHARLES THOMAS C T LIEUTENANT COLONEL - Coldstream Guards 41120 05.11.1943
    25. PEARSON, FRANK THOMAS F T GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658912 BETWEEN 27.05.1941 AND 28.05.1941
    26. RAYBOULD, BENJAMIN B GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656522 11.12.1940
    27. ROBINSON, ALEXANDER A GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657858 11.12.1940
    28. ROBSON, DENIS D GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657712 11.12.1940
    29. ROSEMURGEY, EDWARD E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658672 03.09.1940
    30. ROSS, THOMAS T GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2693789 16.06.1941
    31. SKEATE, ROY CARSON R C LANCE CORPORAL 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658282 11.12.1940
    32. TENNANT, JOHN WILLIAM J W GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2659963 17.05.1942
    33. TODD, WILLIAM W LANCE SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2692756 14.09.1941
    34. TURNBULL, JACK J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2657431 13.12.1940
    35. WORKMAN, JAMES J SERJEANT - Scots Guards 2695548 BETWEEN 18.09.1941 AND 19.09.1941
     
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    HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The Cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to Thursday. Wheelchair access to the site is possible via the main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
    • Location Information: Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport. Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.
    • Historical Information: General Headquarters, Middle East Command was set up in Cairo shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, remaining there throughout the war years. In January 1941, a Royal Air Force Sector Headquarters for Fighter Defence Canal Zone was established. Cairo was also a significant hospital centre during the Second World War, as well as a leave centre with many social clubs and hostels. The cemetery at Heliopolis was opened in October 1941 for burials from the many hospitals in the area coping with the wounded and sick, mainly from the Western Desert campaigns. After the war, 125 graves were moved into the cemetery from Mena Camp Military Cemetery where permanent maintenance was not possible. There are now 1,742 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery, and the 83 war graves of other nationalities reflect the diverse make up of the Middle East Command. The cemetery was designed by Mr. J. Hubert Worthington. The pavilions at the entrance to the cemetery house the HELIOPOLIS (PORT TEWFIK) MEMORIAL to almost 4,000 men who served and died with the Indian Army during the First World War in Egypt and Palestine, and who have no known grave. The original memorial at Port Tewfik was destroyed during the Israeli-Egyptian fighting of the 1970s. The pavilion at the rear of the cemetery houses the HELIOPOLIS (ADEN) MEMORIAL to more than 600 men of the Commonwealth forces who died in the defence of Aden during the First World War and who have no known grave. The original memorial in Aden was destroyed in 1967.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 1826

    1. BARLOW, HAROLD H SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2695896 07.08.1942
    2. BENNETT, HARRY H LANCE SERJEANT 6TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2615238 11.01.1943
    3. BUTLER, JACK J GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2663223 17.06.1942
    4. ELLISON, ROBERT HEDLEY R H GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2656729 23.06.1942
    5. SHIELDS, RONALD FRANCIS R F LANCE SERJEANT 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 4388357 10.05.1942
     
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    ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to Thursday. Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
    • Location Information: The cemetery is situated less than a kilometre north-west of Ismailia town centre on the Port Said Road. The cemetery is contained within the main Ismailia Civilian Cemetery complex, access to which is via the large iron gates opposite the Bus Station.
    • Historical Information: Ismailia is a small town on the west side of the Suez Canal. The cemetery was begun in February 1915 following an unsuccessful attack on the town by Turkish forces, and continued to be used for burials from camps and hospitals in and around Ismailia and nearby Moascar. After the Armistice, the cemetery was enlarged when graves were brought in from other cemeteries in the area and from isolated sites. In 1956, the adjoining Indian cemetery was absorbed into the War Memorial Cemetery. There are now 372 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Second World War burials number 291. The cemetery also contains 297 non war graves, chiefly of servicemen of the garrison and their dependents, mostly dating from the inter war years.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 965

    1. HOLBROW, FREDERICK GEORGE F G WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2651233 18.01.1941
    2. SADLER, ALBERT EDWIN A E GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2658309 12.02.1941
    3. STEPHEN, GEORGE ROBB G R GUARDSMAN 2ND BN. Scots Guards 2696209 10.05.1941
     
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    TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    • Country: Egypt
    • Locality: unspecified
    • Visiting Information: The cemetery is open 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to Thursday. Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.
    • Location Information: Tel-el-Kebir lies 110 kilometres north-north-east of Cairo and 75 kilometres south of Port Said. The War Memorial Cemetery is situated about 175 metres east of the railway station and the Ismailia (Sweet Water) Canal.
    • Historical Information: During the First World War, Tel el Kebir was a training centre for Australian reinforcements and the site of a very large prisoner of war camp. The War Memorial Cemetery was used from June 1915 to July 1920 and was increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other sites, including 15 from the International Christian Cemetery at Zagazig, where there was a Supply Depot. During the Second World War, Tel el Kebir was a hospital centre and a great ordnance depot was also established there, with many workshops for the repair of armoured cars and other weapons of war. The cemetery contains 65 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 526 from the Second World War. There are also 84 war graves of other nationalities in the cemetery.
    • No. of Identified Casualties: 676

    1. 2740607 Kenneth Edward BLACKLER, 1 Welsh Guards
    2. FLUX, FREDERICK ROY F R GUARDSMAN 3RD BN. Coldstream Guards 2661653 30.11.1941
     
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