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Ruskin Service Rice

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Ruskin Service Rice

September 10, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/76534

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

202 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of the Revd. Horace G. Rice and Ada Russell Rice, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 5, Column 2.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of RUSKIN SERVICE RICE– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RUSKIN SERVICE RICE– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Attestation paper– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me

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