Moree Services Club El Alamein Memorial Plaque

Moree Services Club El Alamein Memorial Plaque
Description

This plaque commemorates this desert victory at El Alamein, Egypt, in the Second World War. It is located on a wall at the Moree Services Club. 

Three major battles took place around El Alamein in North Africa between July and November 1942. A key role was played by the Australian 9th division led by Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead. After fierce battles between the Allied and Axis Forces, a massive artillery barrage commenced the Allied offensive on 23 October 1942. Between July and November 1942, the Australian 9th Division suffered close to 6,000 casualties but played a critical role in the Allied Victory in North Africa.

Inscription

Desert victory
In memory 
of
El Alamein
23rd October 1942

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Address
Moree Services Club
3 Albert Street
Moree NSW 2400
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
  • Metal