Francis Cooper Penny was a tram conductor living in Ascot Vale when he enlisted in March 1917. He embarked with the 38 Inf Bn, and by April 1917 when he was discharged from the AIF in England, he was a Lance Corporal. The next day he joined the Royal Flying Corps, Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. The above image is from the Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificate.
I have created a commemorative online database of the WW1 volunteers of Essendon and Flemington in Victoria, with a blog to support the website: see link below.
I have other websites and blogs which follow other interests.