Letter - Entitlement to War Gratuity, Mouland papers

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Letter from the War Gratuity Officer at the District Accounts Office, Brisbane, confirming that Francis J. Mouland has credit with the War Gratuity Register as of 3 March 1946.
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167 x 135mm
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Cream wove medium weight paper. Printed in black ink, inserted typed text in black ink. Signed lower right in black ink.
History and use
This notice advises Francis James Mouland of his entitlement to a war gratuity following his service in World War 2. A war gratuity was a one-off payment from the Commonwealth Government to returning veterans after both world wars.

It is part of a collection relating to the World War 1 and 2 service of 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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