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Paybook missing pages?

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Gardenerbill

I have a soldiers paybook, his details are entered on page 2, pages 3 and 4 are missing torn out, 5 and 6 are blank, 7 and 8 are missing, 9 to 12 are blank, 13 is filled in, 14 to 16 are blank. It looks like the pages with payment records have been removed, is this unusual or was it done when a soldier was demobbed?  

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ss002d6252

Is one of the missing pages the will.

 

Craig

 

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Gardenerbill

Hi Craig,

No the will page (16) is there but not filled in.

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stiletto_33853

Have several paybooks, all have page 5 (promotions, appointments, reduction, casualty) Page 6 (cash payments) filled out, page 7 & 8 (payments made, i.e. in the field), page 14 qualifications, 15 stamp to say soldiers equipment is complete, 16 vaccinations  received, all filled out and complete.

 

Andy

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Gardenerbill

I'm not very well up on soldiers pay, how often were they paid?

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Posted (edited)

Pages from 1 of these pay books, Rfn. James McLean, S/32405, 8th Rifle Brigade, WIA 4/4/18.

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Gardenerbill

Compared to your paybook Andy, mine is in much better condition, so I wonder if mine was a replacement, There are 5 full pages for 8 pay entries and one page with (6) the heading page with 3 entries. My soldier attested 29/05/1916, so assuming 2 entries per month, 43 entries would mean the original paybook ran out in April 1918. Anyway here are some pictures:

 

Front Cover

 

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Page 2

 

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Page 23  

 

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