Keyes, Sidney b. May 27, 1922 d. April 29, 1943 Poet, British Army Officer. Born in Dartford, Kent, the only child of a Captain in the Indian Army, his mother was a vicar's daughter from Manchester; she died of peritonitis a few weeks after Sidney was born. Consequently, he was raised by his grandparents, and did not go to school until he was nine. He was then educated at Dartford Grammar School and at Tonbridge School and, in October 1940, went to Queen's College, Oxford, where he read History. By the end of 1941, he had written enough...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri, Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Row 2K, Grave No. 15
Lyell, Capt. Charles Antony b. June 14, 1913 d. April 27, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he was the 2nd Baron to his grand father Lord Lyell and served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, Scott's Guard, British Army. On April 27, 1943, during an attack near Dj Bou Arada, Tunisia, Captain Lyell's company was held back by heavy German artillery and machine gun fire. With a small detail, he led an attack on an enemy post consisting of a 88mm gun and a heavy machine-gun in two separate pits. He destroyed the crew of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri (Massicault), Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Plot V.H.5.
Sandys-Clarke, Willward Alexander b. June 8, 1919 d. April 23, 1943 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Southport, Lancashire, during the Second World War he served as a Lieutenant with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. On St. George's Day, April 23, 1943, at Guirat-el-Atach in Tunisia, Lieutenant Sandys-Clarke's company were attacked and almost wiped out. He was the only surviving officer and, although he was wounded in the head, he gathered together a composite platoon and advanced to attack the enemy, but met with heavy fire from a machine-gun...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Massicault War Cemetery, Borj el Amri, Manouba, Tunisia Plot: Row VB, Grave No. 1