[Editor: This brief article, regarding Australian military discharge certificates issued during the First World War (1914-1918), was published in “The War” section of The Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 29 October 1915.]
The military authorities notify that owing to a false impression on the part of the general public in regard to the words, “Discharged on account of medical unfitness,” which is usually placed on the discharge certificate of men unfit for further active service, it has been decided that all certificates of returned sick and wounded soldiers will have on discharge certificate:— “Being medically unfit (not due to misconduct)”.
Men who desire it may, on application, have their discharge certificate amended in accordance with these instructions.
The Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 29 October 1915, p. 1 (2nd Edition)
[Editor: Changed “misconduct”)” to “misconduct)”” (moved the closing quotation mark to after the bracket).]
[Editor: The original text has been separated into paragraphs.]
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