Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:17 am
The Heliopolis (Aden) War memorial in Egypt is dedicated to the soldiers of the Commonwealth who lost their lives fighting in and around Aden during the Great War and, who, have no known graves. It was erected following the abandonment, by the British, of Aden in 1967 and the subsequent damage to the memorial tablets formerly housed in the Prince of Wales Pier at Steamer Point, Aden. My interest is in research of a "forgotten" disastrous operation in July 1915 which involved units of the Indian Army and the 1st/4th Brecknockshire battalion of the South Wales Borderers.
The original tablets at Steamer Point lined the walls of the entrance hall and contained well over 600 names. I have obtained photographs of three of the tablets (Nos 2, 3 & 8?) and these contain 216 names (all Indian Army).
Does anyone have photographs taken before 1967 of the remaining tablets?
All of the names (except 1) on the photographs that I have are also recorded on the Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial which contains 611 names.