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Fort Kom el Dick, Alexandria


hmsk212
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Hi

I have a photo of an Essex Regiment Officer that mentions a time spent at "Fort Kom el Dick" in May 1917. I gather that this fort was in/near Alexandria. Can anyone tell me what the fort's function was, was it a training base, rest area or front line fort? Any information is most welcome.

Steve

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Steve

Fort el Dick (or Dikka), meaning 'Hill of Rubble' was the ancient main fortification of Alexandria where there is a Roman Ampitheatre. It is a site of great archeaological importance. Could your man have been on leave and visiting?

Dave

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