The letters below were sent to my father and his family by the Australian Military Forces. Franks’s recruitment letter is also included below. The original envelopes contain wartime messages for the general public.
Notice to recruits dated November 1st 1940
This letter informs Francis Xavier Larkin Snr he is to be present at the Drill Hall in Wollongong on November 17th, 1940 at 7:00AM. The letter contains a detailed list of preparations for Frank.
AMF correspondence dated May 6th 1944
This correspondence is concerned with a radio broadast from Singapore on April 1st, 1944. The letter informs the Larkin family of the source of the broadcast.
AMF correspondence dated March 17th 1945
This correspondence is concerned with a radio broadast from Singapore on March 8th, 1945. The Australian army seeks clarification from the Larkin family regarding details within the letter.
AMF correspondence dated October 10th 1945
This detailed letter informs the Larkin family of the procedures they should follow when they collect Frank from the military camp in Ingleburn.
The government of Australia always took the opportunity to inform the general public of their responsibilities during the war. This is a good example.
Stamps and envelopes
This stamp was on an envelopes that contained one of the letters detailed above. Which monarch is depicted on this stamp? Do you know the face value of the stamp?