​ A fine Second World War East Africa, Egypt and Italy operations Mention in Despatches group awarded to Sergeant A.N.R. Kent, South African Medical Corps, a pre-war musician with the Prince Albert’s Guard of the Active Citizen’s Force, he saw service in Italy as a medic with the 28th South African Armoured Division Workshops, a unit of the 6th South African Division, and with the 108th South African General Hospital, being Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Italy during the period from 1st September 1944 to 31st

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A fine Second World War East Africa, Egypt and Italy operations Mention in Despatches group awarded to Sergeant A.N.R. Kent, South African Medical Corps, a pre-war musician with the Prince Albert’s Guard of the Active Citizen’s Force, he saw service in Italy as a medic with the 28th South African Armoured Division Workshops, a unit of the 6th South African Division, and with the 108th South African General Hospital, being Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Italy during the period from 1st September 1944 to 31st March 1945.   
Group of 6: 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal with Mention in Despatches Oakleaf; Africa Service Medal 1939-1945, all named in officially impressed South African issued style; (176457 A.N.R. KENT)
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Arthur Norman Richard Kent was born on 25th March 1905 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and having worked as a wool store man, and served with the Active Citizens Force as a Bugler, Side Drummer and Base Drummer with the Prince Albert’s Guard, with the outbreak of the Second World War, then enlisted into the Union Defence Force at Port Elizabeth on 19th September 1940, and joining as a Private (No.176457) with the South African Medical Corps. Kent saw service in East Africa from 11th November 1940 with a base hospital, probably located at Mombasa or Nairobi, and then left Nairobi in a vehicle convoy bound for the Union on 23rd May 1942. Having returned to South Africa, and arrived at Pretoria on 11th June 1942, Kent then landed in Suez on 30th April 1943, for service as a medic with the 3rd Armoured Division Workshops. Promotred to Sergeant on 1st March 1944, he then saw service in Italy from 15th April 1944. Kent was employed in Italy as a medic with the 28th South African Armoured Division Workshops, a unit of the 6th South African Division, and was then posted to the 108th South African General Hospital in July 1945, before being posted to Egypt for service as a medic with the 45th South African Railways and Harbours District Workshops from September 1945, before returning to South Africa and being discharged on 4th November 1946.Kent was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Italy during the period from 1st September 1944 to 31st March 1945, the award being published in the London Gazette for 7th January 1946. Confirmed as his full entitlement.


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