Certificate of Discharge, Australian Military Forces 1945

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Certificate of Discharge issued by Australian Military Forces to Q. 124126 - Gunner Francis James Mouland, double sided sheet, certificate number Q 120024, dated 10 Jan 1945. The reverse of the certificate provides a summary of physical descriptors of Mouland - that includes fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, height of 5ft 4, scars and tattoos.
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H 290 x W 227
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Beige wove medium weight paper. Printed in black ink recto and verso. Insert typing in black ink. Red pen lines and signatures x 2 in black ink.
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This certificate of discharge was issued to Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) member Francis James Mouland in January 1945.

It is part of a collection relating to the World War 1 and 2 service of Francis James Mouland, and the World War 2 service of Ellen Margaret Mouland nee Swan. Francis James Mouland enlisted in 1917, returning to Queensland in 1919 after active service in France. Two of his three brothers also served in the War; the Mouland family was one of the fortunate ones where all sons returned home, having survived the War. Francis went on to join the Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) in World War 2, and his wife Ellen joined an Air Raid Precautions team (ARP) as an Air Raid Warden.
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