'Exemptions from personal service' – Defence Act 1909

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Title: 'Exemptions from personal service' – Defence Act 1909
Date: 1901
Notes: The Defence Act 1909 prevented people 'not substantially of European origin or descent' from enlisting in wartime. During World War I, this law was to be enforced by medical officers but they did not always abide by the ruling.
Keywords: World War I
Record creator: Attorney-General's Department, Central Office
Reference: A1559, 1909/15

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