Maurice Maxim Gooey VX81060 

Maurice’s initial application to join the Air Force in mid-1941 was denied due to then ongoing discrimination against Chinese Australian enlisted personnel. However, he later joined the Citizen Military Force in the 15th Field Ambulance before signing up to the Second Australian Imperial Force after Japan joined the war. 

Photograph of Maurice in his military uniform and Certificate of Service. Courtesy of Gooey’s family.