17 January 1943

 

Corporal J Nock --- Sapper J W Warner --- Driver S D Wilson

 


 

1991037 Corporal

 

John Nock.

 

18 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photos taken by Terry Smithie.

 

Son of John Baily William and Clarissa Nock of Birmingham.

 

Died on the 17th January 1943. Aged 30.

 

Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery.

 

Grave XXXIII. H. 6.

 

 


 

 

2019551 Sapper

 

John William Warner.

 

18 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photos taken by Terry Smithie.

 

Son of John William Warwick Warner and Emily Maud Warner: Husband of Rosetta Warner of Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire.

 

Died on the 17th January 1943. Aged 25.

 

Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

 

Grave XXXIII. H. 25.

 


 

1927947 Driver

 

Stanley David Wilson

 

18 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photos taken by Terry Smithie.

 

Husband of Lilian Wilson of Liverpool.

 

Died on the 17th January 1943. Aged 28.

 

Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery.

Grave XXXIII. H. 9.

 

 


 

 

El Alamein War Cemetery.

 

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 cemetery was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington.