In Memory of

Quentin Berkeley Hurst



9th (1st Bn. The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Bn., Rifle Brigade

who died on

Monday, 7th April 1941. Age 29.


Additional Information: Son of His Honour Sir Gerald Berkeley Hurst, Kt., K.C., and of Lady Berkeley Hurst (nee Hopkinson), of Chislehurst, Kent.

Husband of Rosemary V. A. Hurst, of Chislehurst.

M.A., B.C.L.(Oxon.); Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn.

Commemorative Information


Grave Reference/ Panel Number: 8. G. 32.

Location: The cemetery is about 7 kilometres south-south-east of Benghazi. To reach it take the main western road as far as the Ring road. The cemetery is about 1 kilometre along this road on the right-hand side.

Historical Information: BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, LIBYA Benghazi is a seaport on the Mediterranean, and was an important goal alternately of the Allies, and of the enemy, during the Western Desert campaigns. The cemetery is about 4 miles south-south-east of Benghazi, on what is known as the "Ring" road. To reach it, take the main western road past the railway station, and continue along it to the Ring road, which turns right off this main road. The cemetery is about half a mile along the Ring road, on the right. There are altogether over 1,200 burials in this cemetery. Included in this number are 3 airmen from the United Kingdom whose graves cannot now be identified, and who are commemorated by special memorials type C, I.E. inscribed "Buried near this spot." In addition, special memorials type E record the names of 2 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried originally in Barce War Cemetery, whose graves have since been lost. The memorials are inscribed to this effect, with the addition of the quotation "Their glory shall not be blotted out."