El Alamein War Cemetery
El Alamein War Cemetery
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EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,240 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities. The ALAMEIN CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith. The entrance to the cemetery is formed by the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. The Land Forces panels 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. The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died 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, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here.
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Malachy Kealey
Preston, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
7,367 men are laid to rest here, among them the British, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, Indians, Greeks and Polish whose blood stained these sands during those fateful days of 1940/1942. Their memory is honoured in this cemetery.
815 lie with no name. Countless more their bodies have never been recovered and they remain out there in the Egyptian desert.
Just down the street you will find the El Alamein Museum, which details the history of these bloody battles and honours the legacy of the thousands of men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in these terrific campaigns.

"I shall not have died in vain, if you who live be free to live your lives in world-wide unity."
Written 22 August 2023
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Mitch136
Adelaide, Australia274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Very moving and sacred place where so many young men lost their lives, true heroes.
Also visit the war museum just down the road. Excellent information and displays.
Written 29 May 2023
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Albert B
Cincinnati, OH475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Unlike so many of these amazing military cemeteries with beautiful grass, this cemetery very fittingly has hard packed sand. Well perfect the time to visit and reflect.
Written 27 April 2023
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
El Alamein is somewhere off the normal tourist places in Egypt but it is certainly worth a visit to see this cemetery and the nearby Military Museum.
The cemetery certainly pays the respect that it deserves and is a perfect follow up to the museum where we can all express our gratitude and respect to the fallen.
The cemetery is well maintained and cared for.
Show your respect - recommended
Written 10 November 2022
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Nicky L
76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
My husband got to visit his great uncle who fought in the battle of Alamein in 1942. Died aged 24 from New Zealand,. Thrrecare many British, Australian and New Zealanders buried here. Well worth the visit to this beautifully kept cemetery. This was made extra special by our guide Rida from Egypt Tour Portal who assisred us to find the grave and provided flowers and prayers 🙏. Such a lovely man who went above and beyond. Thank you for all you have done.
Written 17 May 2022
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CDMG123
Cairo, Egypt628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
This place is very moving. The rows upon rows represent only some of the thousands who died in this battle, and the many others in North Africa, with many bodies simply lost, burnt or unrecoverable. The place is kept immaculate by the guards and gardeners. Well worth a somber visit.
Written 9 April 2022
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We hired a Hyundai limo($60) for the 75 mile trip west of Alexandria along the North Coast Highway to this complex of WW 11 cemeteries. 1st was the 1958 Sacred Military Italiano El Alamein with its 100' octagonal tower housing the crypts of 5,200 soldiers. Next was the 1954 Allied El Alamein War Cemetery with its rows of 6,480 graves and also commemorating 11,866 who died in all of the Desert Campaign from Africa and Arabia. Nearby was the El Alamein WW 11 Military Museum with equipment remaining from the 1942 battles between the Axis("Desert Fox" Rommel) vs the Allies(Montgomery).
Written 4 April 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT1,741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
I didn’t know much about the battles which led to the establishment of this burial site in 1954, but I left with a determination to educate myself. Reading as many as we could of the gravestones, we couldn’t help but be moved by the messages from loved ones, as well as the enormous loss of life among those so young.
Written 31 January 2022
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KC_in_NY
New Rochelle, NY2,365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Managed to make a quick stop here. It's hard to see from the road and my driver actually passed right by the place twice before we realized where the entrance. I was able to walk around the cemetery and have to say it's pretty amazing.
Written 15 January 2022
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Alan J
Chandler’s Ford, UK182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Visited on the 16th November, no wreaths or any other sign that Remembrance Day had been observed here. The books of remembrance were not present and although it is well maintained and has a feeling of silence the development around the boundary is worrying. I left the cross intended for an individual as a tribute to all.
Written 26 November 2021
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