We’ve added this profile which you manage to the World War II - North African Campaign Project at http://www.geni.com/projects/World-War-II-North-African-Campaign.
If you would like to collaborate with us on this project please just let us know and we will add you.
Lewen B.O. Tugwell was a career British officer and fought at the Battle of El Alamein, wounded in the knee.
I am able to edit my father's site but thus far my son is the only one listed as the manager - so I am unable so far to add him to this project:
World War II - North African Campaign Project at http://www.geni.com/projects/World-War-II-North-African-Campaign.
I've just put his story into the text. Thanks Guys. Angela - will you just check that you're happy with it, and change it to whatever you'd prefer? (I've added you to the collaborators, so you should be able to do that.)
Shew, this project just keeps growing. :-) Wow! Anyone who wants to be added as a collaborator - just yell.
Pam Karp - will you check that you're happy with what I wrote about Heinz Wallach in the text. "Jewish immigrant to SA from Westphalia, fought for his new country against his old oppressors."
Marvin Caulk, (C) - Can you check that's it's right for me to have used Rear admiral as the title for Henry Hewitt? (ie is Admiral a higher post and should I have used that?? :-)
Ahh, Marvin Caulk, (C) - there was no catch at all - I was thinking that maybe 'leading from the rear' was the ultimate position of management :-)
How I found myself in the position of main editor on a war project, I don't know - as I know less than anybody about it - I've just been too impressed by the great stories to step down until someone more qualified volunteers to take over.
Sharon, give it a little time. Someone who knows more about it than you is sure to come along sooner or later.
The North African Campaign kind of takes a back seat to the European and Japanese fronts but I'm sure there is someone out there that is a buff on the subject. that will be glad to help. In the meantime you caught my mistake, you must be doing something right!
Thank you for enabling my access to Lewen Tugwell's profile. I have added a document which gives some more background on the Allied's (Fighting Fourth) 4th Indian Division's 7th Brigade - much gleaned from the sources listed:
1. For description of the Punjab Regiment, see http://www.defencejournal.com/may99/16th-punjab.htm
2. 'Solah Punjab' by Lieut. Col J P Lawford MC and Major W E Catto (Gale and Polden Ltd, Aldershot 1967)
3. 'Historical Records of the 4th Bn, 16th Punjab Regiment' (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1931).
Someone else may be able to elaborate better on the subject!
I'll double check, but this person was a Spitfire pilot in WW2.
He was shot down and lost his arm.