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2718459   Guardsman Thomas James Megaw
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 27/04/1943 (Killed in Action)
Thomas joined the Irish Guards with the intention of staying on for 3 years but his plans were interrupted by the outbreak of World War 2. His battalion embarked for Norway 10th April 1941, taking part in the Battle of Norvik, Norway. As part of the 1st Army, the 1st Irish Guards embarked for North Africa on 10th March 1943. Sadly Thomas was killed in action on 27th April 1943, just prior to the Axis forces being defeated in May 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Medjez-el-bab War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 9-G-20
CWGC Casualty 2621316
Medjez-el-Bab is approximately 60 kilometres west of Tunis. The Cemetery is situated 5 kilometres west of Medjez-el-Bab on the road to Le Kef (Route GP5).
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