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Moree Services Club El Alamein Memorial Plaque

Moree Services Club El Alamein Memorial Plaque
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Description / Background

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
Local Government Area
Moree Plains Shire
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
Metal