Tag: Battle of El Alamein

Charles Westcott

CHARLES WESTCOTT was a sapper in the Royal Engineers, laying and clearing mines.  At the 2nd Battle of Alamein he was responsible for clearing the path for the tanks to break out.  In 2012 he visited the battlefield again for the

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Gordon Wallace

Gordon Wallace, from Australia – a proud supporter of his country and the Empire, he signed up as a volunteer.  He was a sergeant in the 2/15th Infantry Battalion, Australian 9th Division.  The infantry experienced some of the worst casualties.

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Harry Garrett

     HARRY GARRETT, GUNNER  Harry Garrett, 96, was a sergeant in the 51st Highland Division, in charge of a gun team – a dangerous job, he was blown to unconsciousness several times, and his best friend, Ebenezer Lee, killed

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