Urgent Request - 7th Btn Rifles El Alamein

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by Emanuel1940, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Emanuel1940

    Emanuel1940 Member

    Hi All,

    Has anyone got a copy of The London Rifle Brigade 1919-1950 - I'm looking for a very quick reference for what 7th Battalion were doing on 25 October 1942 at 2nd Battle of El Alamein.

    Sgt. Eric Botting (photo attached) lost his life that day and I just need a general 1-2 lines of what action + exactly where they were.

    I know how he died but need location and what they were doing. Maybe war diary has it also?

    I'd really appreciate your help everyone.

    Many thanks,


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  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Haven`t got the book but they were at El Wishka trying to force a way through Rommel`s Panzerarmee part of 7 Motor Brigade 1st Armoured Brigade. Sgt Major Robert M Jones won a MM here.
    I`ll see if I can find his citation for your reference.


    Here you are;-

  3. Emanuel1940

    Emanuel1940 Member

    Thank you Kyle, much appreciated.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    The one written by Hastings and published in 1950 by Gale and Polden? If so yes I do if you still want to do a look up?
  5. Emanuel1940

    Emanuel1940 Member


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