A description by Lt-Col Jeffreys of 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles’ assault on Point 286, north of Bou Arada, during January 1943, which resulted in grievous casualties for the battalion.
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Total casualties during the action were stated at the time as :
Killed : 6 officers, 20 other ranks.
Wounded : 8 officers, 78 other ranks.
Missing : 6 officers, 130 other ranks.