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I managed to pick up a named Italy Star, I assume its to a South African. Any tips on how I can trace him or get details of who he was and what unit he served with. He's '214473, J. G. KENNEDY'. 

Tried uploading a photo but kept getting an error message. 

Cheers 

Duncan. 

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Duncan

Here's a pointer from another thread, back in January: The records are unfortunately not online, so you will have to contact a researcher based in South Africa. Two researchers that I know, and believe are also members of this forum, are DENEL (Dewald Nel - Nel's Antiques) or Aud (Audrey Portman from Rhino research). I have used both in the past with good results.

Audrey is no longer with us but I believe her daughter is carrying on the business.

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I am sure that DENEL / AUD would assist with copies of his service record. However it is possible to narrow down the unit he attested to when joining the UDF. Based on the number 214473, it indicates that he joined the "South African Railways & Harbour Brigade"

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