I am trying to obtain my deceased mothers CMF records 1939-1948 (Nolia Chaplin) when she served. I believe her number was B884 but the NAA search says 'no record'. Does anyone know where these CMF records are or possibly kept.'
I don't have an exact answer, but B884 sounds like a series number and this B884 series does contain "Citizen Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947". For example, the file of Nolia's (suspected?) husband is located in that series (https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage...). He can also be found on the DVA website, while Nolia is NOT listed: https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=812896&c=WW2 Just to be on the safe side, did your mother tell you about her time in the CMF or did you discover this via some other website … i.e. did you find something like the following: Name: Nolia Chaplin Year Range: 1939 - 1948 Spouse: Ernest Hubert Chaplin Series Description: B884: Army Citizen Military Forces In this case I'm quite confident that Nolia is being listed because she is the wife and next-of-kin of Ernest as per his file that I had given previously If you know that she was definitely in the CMF, you might be better off contacting the NAA directly by lodging an inquiry with their Reference team using the 'general enquiry' form available at https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/ask-us-about-collection.
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