Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck

Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck

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Aldershot, Rushmoor Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 23 Mar 1981 (aged 96)
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Burial Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Memorial ID 6425568 · View Source
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British Army Field Marshal. During World War II he opened the 1941 North African campaign that led to the defeat of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. After winning the first battle of El Alamein, he was relieved of his command for refusing to counterattack Rommel west of Cairo, Egypt.


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 18 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6425568
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck (21 Jun 1884–23 Mar 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6425568, citing Ben M'Sick Militaire, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco ; Maintained by Find A Grave .