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Book - Record of Service, AGF Galbraith, Australia, 1911-1913 Document Reg. No: ST 041195

Record of Service book issued in accordance with Section 146 of the Defence Acts 1903-1910, to Alfred George Findley (sic) Galbraith, training area 58A Moonee Ponds. This service book covers the period 1911-1913. It includes personal information including the year Galbraith was born (1895), his religion (Presbyterian), his occupation (Electric fitter), his height (5' 1 1/2" in March 1911, 5' 9" in Jan 1913) and his next-of-kin details.

Galbraith first registered for military training on 31 January 1911. He started training in the Senior Cadets and when he reached 18 trained with the Citizen Force. Galbraith signed up for active duty on 15 July 1915, and was killed in action in France on 15 July 1916.

The Record of Service book promotes patriotism and good conduct; in the section titled 'Hints to Young Soldiers' is states (in italics) that 'Criminals and Bad Characters are not permitted to serve in the Cadets or Citizen Forces'. It goes on to state 'it should, therefore, be a source of pride to you, that you have been selected for training in the highest national duty--the defence of your country.'
Printed hard back book with cloth cover. A printed label has been affixed to the front cover. There are sections inside which have been filled in with personal details and notes on the training undertaken.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width), 117 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian army, australian military forces, cadets, military memorabilia, training, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Printed on label on cover: Record of Service Book/ Issued to/ */ Training Area/ Year of Birth/ C.15737. * Surname and other names.
Handwritten in the relevant sections:/ Galbraith/ Alfred George Findley/ 58A. Moonee Ponds/ 1895
Place & Date Made: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 1911
Organisation Named: 5th Division Signal Company, 1911-1913
Organisation Named: 2nd Division Signal Company, 1911-1913
Person Named: Alfred Galbraith, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1911-1913

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