In Memory of


7th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
who died on
Saturday, 24th October 1942. Age 29.

Additional Information: Husband of Doris Eva Theaker, of Saltburn-by-Sea, Yorkshire.

Pictures of Harold Theaker taken at Saltburn 
N. Yorks.
c. 1939/42

Sent by Pauline.

Commemorative Information

Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
V. B. 1.
Location: 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 visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road, slightly beyond a ridge, and is indicated by road direction signs 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 cemetery will be found the Alamein Memorial, through which the access path to the cemetery passes, and the Alamein Cremation Memorial which will be found in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.

Historical Information: The 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 round about, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October, 1942 and in the period immediately before that. There are over 7,000 war casualties commemorated in this cemetery.

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