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Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:43 pm    Post subject: Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia Reply with quote

Country: Tunisia
Identified Casualties: 1202

Location Information
The town of Sfax is approximately 270 kilometres south of Tunis and can now be reached by autoroute from Tunis. The War Cemetery is located approximately 2 kilometres south of the town centre on the road to Gabes.

Visiting Information
The cemetery gates are not locked, so it is possible to visit the cemetery at all times, including Saturdays and Sundays. However, the register and visitors' book will not be available outside working hours, as they are kept locked in the gardeners tool shed. The gardeners hours of work are:

(Summer Hours)
July and August
Monday - Thursday 06:30 - 14:30
Friday 06:30 - 13:30

(Winter Hours)
September - June:
Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Month of Ramadan:
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 14:00

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information
In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force.

In the south, the Axis forces defeated in Egypt at El Alamein withdrew into Tunisia along the coast through Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army. Most of those buried in Sfax War Cemetery died in attacks on successive Axis positions at Medenine, the Marith Line and Wadi Akarit, in March and April 1943.

The cemetery contains 1,253 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 52 of them unidentified.

The single First World War grave in Sfax War Cemetery was brought in from Bizerta Sidi Saleru Moslem Cemetery in March 1983.

There is also 1 Greek soldier of the 1939-45 war buried here.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDERSON, GEORGE

Rank:Private
Service No:2753272
Date of Death:06/04/1943
Age:39
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. A. 2.
Cemetery:SFAX WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of George and Jane Hogg Anderson; husband of Catherine Anderson, of Hill of Beath, Crossgates, Fife.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILSON, HUGH KELSO

Rank:Private
Service No:2993122
Date of Death:06/04/1943
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7/10th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. A. 1.
Cemetery:SFAX WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Hugh Kelso Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson, of Glasgow.

Also commemorated on a family gravestone in Sandymount Cemetery, Springboig.



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