Lay, Mavis Jean (Lieutenant, b.1922 - d.2016)

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number AWM2017.213.11
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 6 cm; Box/es: 1
Object type Certificate, Letter
Maker Bladin, Francis Masson
British Commonwealth
Commonwealth of Australia
Place made Australia, Japan
Date made 1947-1953
Access Open
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
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Collection relating to the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces service of VFX121878 Mavis Jean Lay, Australian Army Medical Women's Service, Japan, 1947-1953.

Collection consists of four documents: a certificate of service for Lay, a certificate of appointment by Governor-General William McKell, a letter from Air Vice Marshal Frank Bladin to Lay (his secretary) and a typed letter of reference from Lieutenant General William Bridgeford regarding Lay's work with the BCOF. Also included in the collection is a postal tube associated with the certificate of appointment. Lay worked as a secretary to several Chiefs of Staff and Commanders-in-Chief during the BCOF period in Japan (Kure, Eta Jima and Tokyo) and during the Korean War she was stationed in Seoul for two weeks. She was discharged in 1953.