Alamein Memorial


Alamein is a village in Egypt, bypassed by the main road along the Mediterranean Coast, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh.

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels of the Memorial 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.

Amongst those commemorated on the Memorial are Alfred Ormerod, Edward Tyssen Ormerod, Fred Ormerod and James Stephen Ormerod.