SGT ESSEX MEMORIAL BENCH

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by aghart, May 13, 2022.

  1. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    Located in a wood near the village of Moreton in Dorset, UK, is a memorial bench dedicated to Sgt R Essex of 50th Royal Tank Regiment. Sgt Essex was killed on 2nd November 1942 during the battle of El Alamein in North Africa. He was commanding a Valentine Tank which was hit and knocked out by a German 88mm A/T gun. The bench had been neglected over the years and was looking very dirty and sad. The Bournemouth, Poole & District Branch, Royal Tank Regiment Association stepped in and got to work on this bench. It has now been cleaned up and it is planned to hold a small remembrance service at the location on 2nd November 2022, the 80th anniversary of his death.
     

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