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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Robinson, WilliamPlot: III Row: D Grave: 27

Rycroft, Francis Arthur February 4th, 1944
Plot: IV Row: E Grave: 12

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Rees, Lionel Wilmot Brabazon* July 31st, 1884
September 28th, 1955

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Reilly, Thomas* July 29th, 1906
December 14th, 2003

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Russell, Robert Ernest* January 2nd, 1916
2002

Roman, Claude Benjamin* July 15th, 1916
June 8th, 1980

Roberts, Hugh* March 15th, 1917

Riccomini, James Arthur* July 4th, 1917
March 27th, 1945
Plot: V Row: A Grave: 4

Roberts, Peter Scawen Watkinson* July 28th, 1917
December 8th, 1979

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Rawlinson, Alan Charles* July 31st, 1918
August 28th, 2007

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Roan, Douglas Thomas* November 30th, 1926

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