WWII GROUP OF 3 MEDALS & EPHEMERA TO PTE. W.H. LISTER, 57TH L.A.A. REGT., R.A. (K.I.A. EL ALAMEIN 1942)
1939-45 Star; Africa Star with 8th Army clasp; WWII War Medal in box of issue addressed to Mrs. A. Lister, 171 High Street, Dunsville, Doncaster, Yorks.', accompanied by original documentation including Imperial War Graves Commission slips and notifications, newspaper cuttings, Lt. A.A. Regt. letters dated 10 Sep 1942 and 13 Aug 1943 and a letter regarding the circumstances of Lister's death dated 19 July 1943.
Walter Howard Lister was the son of Walter and Alice Lister of Hatfield, Doncaster, Yorkshire. Serving with the 57th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, Lister was killed in the retreat to El Alamein with Lieutenant William James Tomkies on 26 June 1942. Both men are buried in El Alamein War Cemetery. His fellow servicemen sent a letter to his mother to confirm that they had erected wooden crosses at Tomkies' and Lister's graves in 1943.