Blank leave application form, issued by a YMCA Military Camp. According to an article in the Queenslander, on 1 March 1919, the Australian YMCA 'controlled' 26 buildings in England. These included a YMCA Military Camp located at Greenhill House in the English village of Sutton Veny.

The application form was contained within a small suitcase of belongings from World War I veteran Private Michael Ward (HT 48377). Ward, service no. 4138, was an unmarried 26-year-old farm labourer born in Eddington, Victoria, when he enlisted to serve in World War I on 26 April (attestation 21 March) 1916. He served in the 29th and later the 38th Battalions, and was wounded in knees and hand on 15 April 1918, at Buire in the Somme region of France. He was sent to England for treatment and returned to Australia in late 1918. His discharge from service was delayed until 20 February 1921 because he was still undergoing treatment for war wounds. Michael Ward lived to 72 years of age.

Physical Description

Yellow paper form printed with dark blue ink. Diagonal, vertical and horizontal creases.

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