Frederick Alton Milward
1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action on Sunday 31st January 1943 aged 24.
The campaign began on Sunday 8th November 1942, when Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. In the south, the Axis forces defeated at El Alamein withdrew into Tunisia along the coast through Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army.
Frederick is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery Tunisia.
Medjez-el-Bab was at the limit of the Allied advance in December 1942 and remained on the front line until the decisive Allied advances of April and May 1943. There are 2,903 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.
Son of Edwin and Jane Beatrice Milward, of Belper, Derbyshire.
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