7 November 2009

6016373 Sgt Percy Harold Fidgett, 2/5th Bn, Essex Regt

6016373 Sergeant Percy Harold Fidgett of the 2/5th Battalion, the Essex Regiment, died on the 7th November 1941. He is buried in the Suez War memorial Cemetery in Egypt. This from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

"Suez was an important hospital centre during the First World War with two Indian general hospitals, two stationary hospitals and casualty clearing stations based there at various times. Initially, burials took place in a special plot in the Protestant cemetery but the War Memorial Cemetery was established nearby in 1918 and these graves were transferred there, together with some from other burial grounds. Later, the adjoining Arabian Indian Cemetery was also absorbed into it. The Second World War burials were from the large garrison based in and around Suez. There are now 513 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War and 377 from the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. A few, known to have been buried here or elsewhere but whose graves could not be located, are commemorated by special memorial. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities and non war graves. The graves of those in the original Arabian Indian Cemetery are not marked by headstones, their names are recorded on Screen Wall panels in front of the burials."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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