Hi Everybody, My Gt-uncle (Rfn. H.H. Smith, 6847953, 2bn KRRC) was killed at El Alamein on 27th October 1942. His body was never found and he is remembered on the Alamein Memorial. My question is: in the absence of his body, would he initially have been reported as 'missing' and only after a period of time confirmed as KIA? I have looked at the casualty lists and can find only the one attached which shows him as KIA on the 27th October (which as far as I can make out was the night attack on the 'Woodcock' position 26/27th October). I'm just trying to get as much detail as possible about the circumstances of his death. It seems strange that he could be confirmed KIA straight away without a report that he was 'missing' being issued first. I'm hoping someone with a better knowledge of this subject will enlighten me. Any suggestions most welcome.