Africa Star

The Africa Star was awarded for service in any operational area in North-Africa between June 10th 1940 (the day of Italy's entry into the war) and May 12th 1943 (the end of hostilities in North-Africa) or the Mediterranean. The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI-VI in the centre surmounted by a crown above the inscription: The Africa Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide and coloured pale buff with a vertical broad scarlet stripe and a narrow stripe of dark blue to the left and one of light blue to the right of the central stripe; the buff representing the desert, the other colors the three armed services.
Bars were awarded to personnel of 8Th Army, 1st Army and for service in North-Africa 1942-1943; the emblems were the digit 8 for 8th Army from October 23rd 1942 to December 5th 1943 and the digit 1 for 1st Army from November 8th to December 31st 1942 or from January 1st to December 5th 1943. A silver rosette was worn by personnel of HQ 18th AG who were not eligible for the first two bars.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Wagner, Alan Derek 18-07-1944more 
Warnke, Waldemer "Walter"   
Watson, Anthony  more 
Webb, Alfred Denys  more 
Webster, Bertram 00-00-1988more 
White, Albert Cartledge 16-06-1947 
White, John Ernest   
Wildsmith, Hugh Errol Noel   
Wiley, George William 31-03-1944 
Williams, George  more 
Williams, Lloyd  more 
Williams, Thomas Garton  more 
Woz­niak, Mieczysław   
Wright, John Douglas  more 
Wyk, van, Gert   
Welsh, William Lawrie10-02-188102-01-1962more 
Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell05-05-188324-05-1950more 
Willis, Algernon Usborne17-05-188912-04-1976more 
Wootten, George Frederick01-05-189331-03-1970more 
Whitehead, David Adie "Torpy"30-09-189623-10-1992more 
Wood, Bertram00-00-189725-04-1942more 
Windeyer, William John Victor28-07-190023-11-1987more 
West, Wilfred Harold23-08-190005-08-1984more 
Wilson, Stanley Livingston17-04-190502-06-1990more 
Walsham, Arthur Frank17-08-190801-11-2001 
Woolley, Edward Dutton02-11-191000-07-1984 
Waller, James06-09-1911 more 
Wilson, Eric Charles Twelves02-10-191223-12-2008more 
Wiles, John Walter29-04-191619-05-2005 
Wright, Peter Harold10-08-191605-04-1990more 
Walker, Arnold Edgar "Blondie"04-04-191709-11-2008more 
Woolford, Earle00-00-191805-12-1971 
Waite, Albert Henry12-01-191802-06-1999 
Wickham, Peter Reginald Whalley26-03-191829-04-1970more 
Wilcox, John Holland25-09-191800-11-1999more 
Wishart, David John18-12-1919  
Watts, Jack Vincent00-00-1920 more 
Ward, Leslie David05-02-192013-02-1972 
Wilson, Alfred00-00-192104-09-1944 
Waine, Stanley Arthur09-06-1924  
Wojciechowski, Stanislaw07-06-1925  

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