CLAUDE SIMPSON MAXFIELD

Warrant Officer
936753
104 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Tuesday, 8th September 1942. Age 22.

Additional Information:

Son of Wallace M. and Helen M. Maxfield, of Grassington, Yorkshire.

 

Commemorative Information

Memorial:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt

Grave Reference/
Panel Number:

Column 249.

Location:

The Alamein Memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery. Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road. Within the south-eastern part of the cemetery will be found the Alamein Cremation Memorial.

Historical Information:

The Alamein Memorial Land Forces panels commemorate the soldiers of the British Commonwealth and Empire who fell in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19th february 1943 - the date when it came under the command of General Eisenhower - and who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and fell in Syria and Lebanon, Iraq and Persia. The Alamein Memorial Air Forces panels commemorate the airmen of the Commonwealth who fell in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar and who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also honoured here. The Alamein Memorial commemorates nearly 12,000 Second World War casualties.

 

  

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