Middle East

The Regiment arrived in the Middle East after its sea voyage from Australia.

 

LebanonPresumed taken in Lebanon. Front row: Unknown; Geoff Bydder; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown. George Young and Ivan Cole are two of the unknowns but we don't know their location in the photo.


J'daide Camp, Lebanon 1942 J'daide Camp, Lebanon 1942. Back row: Jack Naughton; Alan Melrose; George Madigan; Jack Cuthbert. Front row: Jock Robinson; Jack Waddelton; Mike (Kevin) O'Connor. The caption on the rear of the photo reads "My tent-mates & myself & many kisses darling, Kevin". Photo provided by Mike O'Connor.


J'daide Camp, Lebanon 1942 HQ 15 Bty prior to the Battle of El Alamein. (Collection of Mike Vanderkelen).


2/8th Casualties - Battle of El Alamein

 

DATE

 

REGT. NO

 

 

NAME

 

KNOWN AS

 

KEY

 

 

 

 

 

10.07.1942

VX14382

Hunter R.W.

Robert

WIA

 

VX18576

Mountjoy  R

Reginald

DOW

 

VX14716

Ryan  J.M.

James

KIA

 

TX525

Steer J.L.

John

WIA

 

VX17212

O’Halloran J.C.

Chris

WIA

 

TX1670

Cuff  J.G.

John

WIA

 

TX1650

Johnson A.D.

Alfred

WIA

 

SX12685

Hay  A.R.

Andrew

WIA

 

VX14732

Knight  J.F.

Joe / Frank

WIA

 

VX14729

Blair  M.R.

Maxwell

WIA

 

VX37041

Browne  C.P.

Charlie

KIA

 

VX53797

Major  S.

Samuel

KIA

 

TX1449

Lord  M.A.A.

Maurice

WIA

 

TX5511

Cohen  D.W.

Don

WIA

 

VX18196

Hill  C.

Clement

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

11.07.1942

TX1523

Johnson  H.D.

Herbert

WIA #1

 

TX1527

Smith  D.W.

Douglas

WIA

 

TX295

Lidgerwood  H.R.

Harry

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

12.07.1942

TX2511

Jones  J.R.

John

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

13.07.1942

TX3129

Fysh  H.D.

Harry

WIA

 

SX12316

Coffey  L.A.

Leo / Crow

WIA

 

VX15969

Currell  L.J.

Jack

WIA

 

VX14787

Hussey  E.J.

Eugene / Joe

WIA

 

VX63222

McKay  G.W.

George

WIA

 

VX40445

Milner  I.

Ivan

WIA

 

DX4

Smith  T.D.

Thomas

WIA

 

VX14128

Elder  J.S.

John

WIA

 

VX14371

Morton  C.R.

Charles /

Tex

WIA

 

VX14433

Fairthorne  F.F.

Fred

WIA

 

VX17241

Hills  A.R.

Alexander

WIA

 

TX1461

McKercher  R.W.

Ronald

WIA

 

VX17413

Robinson  J.V.

John

WIA

 

 

DATE

 

REGT. NO

 

 

NAME

 

KNOWN AS

 

KEY

 

 

 

 

 

14.07.1942

VX30051

Forster  T.A.

Thomas

WIA

 

VX62335

Hutchinson  K.

Keith

WIA

 

VX17239

Stephen  A.C.

Allan

WIA

 

VX14388

Wallworth  T.H.

Tasman / Tassie

WIA

 

VX14872

Griffiths  D.L.

David

KIA

 

TX1640

Nicholson  J.N.W.

John / Jock

WIA

 

TX4523

Buckney  G.T.

Geoffrey

WIA

 

TX1940

Fulton  W.H.

Wallace

WIA

 

TX2254

Gabriel  G.J.

Gordon

WIA

 

TX1443

Glatte  H.C.

Harold

WIA

 

TX3131

Lees  H.J.

Harold

WIA

 

TX2372

Prouse  J.A.

John

WIA

 

VX15048

Hanna  L.W.

Lennard

WIA

 

TX1765

Knight  M.B.

Mac

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

15.07.1942

TX4342

Kelley  K.W.

Kevin

WIA

 

VX15927

Hayward  J.M.

John

WIA

 

VX15963

Sharp  A.L.

Albert

WIA

 

VX51805

Wragge  S.M.

 

Stanley

WIA

DOAS 30.10.1944

 

VX62311

Reynolds  J.J.

Jack / Wolf

WIA

 

TX3007

Dixon  L.V.C.

Leslie

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

16.07.1942

TX3540

Wilson  A.T.R.

Arthur

KIA

 

 

 

 

 

17.07.1942

TX4469

Caville  L.G.

Leslie

KIA

 

VX56944

Talbot  R.E.

Robert

WIA

 

VX14429

Rowlands  F.W.

Frederick

WIA

 

TX2588

Rogers  P.K.

Peter

DOW

 

 

 

 

 

18.07.1942

VX17278

Saunders  A.T.

Alfred

WIA

 

TX1934

Upcher  P.R.

Peter

WIA

 

TX1523

Johnson  H.D.

Herbert

WIA # 2

 

VX50491

Nankervis  J.L.

John

WIA

 

TX3157

Barnard  L.H.

Lance

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

20.07.1942

VX16936

Sheehan  W.E.

William / Bill

DOW

 

VX37089

Fiddler  W.B.

William

DOW

 

TX1539

Ware  R.J.

Ron

WIA

 

TX2063

Roberts  T.L.

Tulloch

WIA

 

VX15964

Allen  E.C.

Eric

WIA

 

 

DATE

 

REGT. NO

 

 

NAME

 

KNOWN AS

 

KEY

 

 

 

 

 

22.07.1942

VX31970

Gleeson  F.J.G.

Francis

WIA

 

VX36956

Barry  W.J.

William

WIA

 

VX31426

Stammers  R.R.

Rupert / Bob

WIA

 

TX2636

Drysdale  C.E.

Colin

WIA

 

TX1438

Adlard  F.E.L.

Frank

WIA

 

TX2753

Crisp  T.J.

Thomas

KIA

 

 

 

 

 

31.07.1942

TX5219

Byrne  A.H.

Arthur

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

01.08.1942

VX16270

Moore  S.G.

 

Stuart

WIA

DOAS 28.06.1945

 

 

 

 

 

02.08.1942

TX5266

Bishop  J.R.

John

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

07.08.1942

TX1684

Craw  C.S.

Campbell / Cam

WIA

 

TX5304

Horton  K.G.

keith

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

14.08.1942

VX15629

Turner  A.B.

Arthur / Baldy

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

31.08.1942

TX2196

Richardson  R.E.

Robert

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

01.09.1942

TX3282

Little  R.A.

Roy

WIA

 

TX5396

Jackson  A.C.

Athol

DOW

 

 

 

 

 

04.09.1942

TX1707

Ellis  L.T.

Leo

WIA

 

TX1778

Fenton  D.J.

Donald

WIA

 

TX2208

Pape  S.B.

Stan

WIA

 

TX5428

Clark  C.H.

Claude

WIA

 

VX15470

McCann  D.J.

Donald

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

06.09.1942

VX50347

Dench  J.R.

John

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

08.09.1942

TX3040

Garwood  H.C.

Hubert / Hugo

WIA

 

TX3152

Heathcote  M.E.

Maxwell

WIA

 

VX51378

Palmer G.H.

George / Lofty

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

16.09.1942

TX1960

Norris  R.A.

Ronald

KIA

 

 

 

 

 

26.10.1942

TX1725

Roberts  R.A.

Rex

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

30.10.1942

VX30276

Gunton  W.A.L.

Walter

KIA

 

 

DATE

 

REGT. NO

NAME

 

KNOWN AS

KEY

 

 

 

 

 

05.11.1942

VX41704

Mason  L.A.

Leslie

WIA

 

NX35832

Helyar  L.G.

Laurence

WIA

 

TX2797

Bond  L.G.

Lewis

WIA

 

 

 

 

 

25.11.1942

TX1455

Richardson  B.B.

Bryan

WIA

 

Key:

KIA    Killed in Action

DOW    Died of Wounds

WIA    Wounded in Action

POW    Prisoner of War

DOAS   Died on Active Service


 


B Troop after El Alamein B Troop after El Alamein. Caption in album reads ""B" TROOP AFTER ALAMEIN OFFICERS J.DOYLE TED COWPER J CUFF". I presume the officers are in the 2nd back row. 125mm x 85. (From album belonging to Pam Morton.) Rear of image.


John Leslie Steer TX525 in Hospital John Leslie Steer TX525 in Hospital, August 1942. A nurse attends him. He was wounded on 10 July that year at El Alamein. Although there is no caption on the photo there is a caption written on the album - "AUG 42 JOHN STEER RECOVERING LOST PART OF L. LEG SEVERAL OPERATIONS TO SAVE R. LEG BECAME M.P. TAS PARLIAMENT VERY POPULAR". The bag beside him has some numbers, the last three digits appear to be 278. (From album belonging to Pam Morton.)


El Alamein Cemetery dust storm 1942 El Alamein Cemetery dust storm 1942.