Event    From 16/3/1943  To 17/3/1943

Battle of Mareth

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Africa

In Southern Tunisia. Also known as the Battle of the Horseshoe. To quote the plaque: "History records this as one of the greatest and most terrible battles fought by the Regiment in the Second World War." But Wikipedia has no knowledge of it, skipping from 6-10 March (Operation Capri) to 19 March (Operation Pugilist) with no mention of the Battle of Mareth on 16/17 March. Described on the monument and full accounts are given at WW2Talk and Grenadier Guards.

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Battle of Mareth

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Battle of Mareth

{On the monument:} RIP 6th Bn Gren. Gds. March 17th 1943 {On the plaque to t...

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Charles Spackman, VC

Charles Spackman, VC

Soldier. Born Charles Edward Spackman. He was a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. On the 20th Novenber 1917 at Marcoing in France, his company came under heavy gunfire. He fought his ...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Captain William Browell

Captain William Browell

Naval officer.  1799, in command of the Sanspareil, was crippled in an accident, and rendered unfit for active service. RN Lieut-Governor of Greenwich Hospital, 1809 until his death.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
P. L. Toms

P. L. Toms

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
seven Scots Jacobites

seven Scots Jacobites

We've not found any information about these seven other than they are buried in St Georges Gardens.

Group, Armed Forces

2 memorials
A. Eldridge

A. Eldridge

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial