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Record of Service Book for Heinz Lippmann

Date: 1945-1946
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Heinz Lippmann
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: ANMS0221[002]

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    An Australian Military Forces 'Record of Service Book' for Private Heinz Lippmann, amy number v377661, rank private.
    Shows private lippmann's identity and description of enlistment, record of personal issues and equipment, leave arrangements, medical details and classification and next of kin. Brown cardboard cover. Forty pages. 15/08/1945-25/09/1946.
    HistoryPrivate Heinz Lippmann was a German refugee who had been sent to an internment camp in Austraolia abpoard HMT DUNERA. After his release from the Tatura camp in Victoria, Lippman joined the 8th Australian Employment Company as part of the Australian Military Forces as was issued this Record of Service book. Instructions for the book's use are outlined inside as:
    1. You are personally responsible for the safe custody of this book.
    2. You will always carry this book on your person. Its possession is essential for identification purposes, to facilitate your medical care, your posting, and the obtaining of pay and leave.
    3. You will produce this book to obtain pay, to obtain leave, and at any other time when called upon to do so by an Officer, Warrant Officer, N:C.O. or member of the Provost Corps, or member of the Civil Police.
    4. You will not alter or make any entry in this book.
    5. Should you lose this book, you will report the matter to your immediate military superior.
    6. Loss or destruction of this book, due to your negligence or wilful act, is a serious offence under AA.40.
    7. Pay may be withheld from you, and the grant of recreation leave may be postponed if you are not in possession of this book, and there is reasonable ground to believe that it has been lost or destroyed through your negligence or wilful act.

    The book also provides instructions on 'Keeping Fit in the Tropics', 'Sickness or Injury to a Member of the A.M.F. on Leave', 'Discipline' and 'Grievances'. It also lists Heinz Lippmann's identitty, description of enlisment, record of personal issues and equipment, leave arrangements, medical details and classification and next of kin.

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