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Certificate - Certificate of Promotion in Rank

From the Collection of Red Cliffs Military Museum Jamieson Ave Red Cliffs Victoria

Official Australian Government Certificate.Possibly written in old English script and carries the Royal Seal.
34cmW x 22.5cmH
Object Registration
of, ww1, walter, thomas, west, mm, mc, photo, register, patents, no40, page, 2, 1923, collection
Historical information
This certificate and 5 other documents from the Walter Thomas West Collection, are in a frame 90.40cm x 66.50cm, which has non reflecting glass.
When Made
5/12/1923 (exact)
Made By
Unknown (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Main face of Certificate.

"His Excellency the Right Honorable Henry William Baron Forster
a member of his Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council Knight Grand Cross of the most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor General and Commander In Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia.
To Walter Thomas West
By virtue of the provisions of the Defence Act 1903 - 1918 and of all the other powers me enabling
I, Henry William Baron Forster, the Goveneror General a foresaid acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do gereby appoint you to be an officer of the Military Forces of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth from the First Day of January 1920.
And I direct you diligently to discharge your duty as such officer in the rank of Lieutenant
or in any higher rank to which the Governor General is pleased to promote or appoint you.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Commonwealth this first day of October
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three.
By the Excellency's Command.
(signed) E.K. Bowden"

Left Hand side Margin:

Entered on record by me, in Register of Patents No 40 Page 2
this 5th
day of December, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM