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What is a "Protection Certificate", Army form Z,3?

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It allowed a man who had been demobilised to prove his status and continue to wear his uniform legally, for a short time, without being arrested as a deserter, while he sorted himself out with civilian clothes and picked up the threads of his life again. Most were only to keen to get out of uniform as quickly as possible.

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Thanks! I have another question. Is there away to track a soldier's movement? I'm trying to trace my grandfather's military history but there are large periods of time that are unaccounted for. His journal entries end in May 1915 and the next documentation is May 1916 when he was in charge of AA batteries in Liverpool. I would like to know when he was transferred from the Western Front back to England. He served in the AA batteries until Dec 1916 but then there is another long period of time without documentation of where or what he was doing. His number is 39776

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What's his name?

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