This plaque at the Moree Services Club commemorates this desert victory at El Alamein, Egypt in the Second World War.
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.
23rd OCTOBER 1942