In Memory of

VICTOR TREVOR DENNIS GORDON WARD

Sapper

5393632

8 Field Sqn., Royal Engineers

who died on

Wednesday, 21st April 1943. Age 20.

 

Additional Information: Son of Alfred Robert Ward, and of Ada Rebecca Ward, of Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Face 10.

Location: Medjez-el-Bab is 60 kilometres west of Tunis. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, in which the Memorial stands, is situated 3 kilometres west of Medjez-el-Bab on the road to Le Kef (Route P5). The Medjez-el-Bab Memorial commemorates those of the First Army who died during the operations in Algeria and Tunisia between 8 November 1942 and 19 February 1943, and those of the First and Eighth Armies who died in operations in the same areas between 20 February 1943 and 13 May 1943, and who have no known graves. The memorial consisting of two pergolas, one at each end of a long wall, is situated on a raised terrace at the rear of the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice stands centrally on this terrace and behind it on the wall an inscription in English reads: "On this famous battleground of the ancient world two armies converged from the west and the east in the year 1943 to set free North Africa and make open the way for the assault upon Southern Europe." On the piers and walls of the pergolas are inscribed the names of those lost in the campaign in North-West Africa and who have no known grave, and on each pergola is inscribed in English the following: 1939 - 1945 THIS MEMORIAL BEARS THE NAMES OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND EMPIRE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING IN THE FIRST AND EIGHTH ARMIES IN ALGERIA AND TUNISIA AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. The British sailors lost during the landings and the British and Commonwealth airmen killed in this campaign, who also have no known graves, are commemorated on memorials to their own services; the sailors on the port memorials at home and the airmen on the Malta Air Forces Memorial.

Historical Information: The Medjez-el-Bab Memorial commemorates those of the First Army who died during the operations in Algeria and Tunisia between 8 November 1942 and 19 February 1943, and those of the First and Eighth Armies who died in operations in the same areas between 20 February 1943 and 13 May 1943, and who have no known graves. The British sailors lost during the landings and the British and Commonwealth airmen killed in this campaign, who also have no known graves, are commemorated on memorials to their own services; the sailors on the port memorials at home and the airmen on the Malta Air Forces Memorial.