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David Ingleby

SOLDIERS' EFFECTS

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David Ingleby

As I understand it, this register gives the details of the back pay and allowances due to a soldier as at the date of his death, and was paid to a nominated next of kin or third party. How would a soldier end up with a negative monetary sum owed?

 

One soldier I am researching - Pte. Walter Gilbert, 18346, 10th KOYLI, DOW 6 Jan 1916 - has a debit balance owing of £16 8s and a farthing. How would this have arisen? Was it simply a case of the soldier having advances on his pay??

 

How did the army treat this? Did they try to recover the money from the next of kin, or did they write it off?

 

All 5 soldiers on this particular page of the Register have debit balances - all obviously sent to the 'Naughty Page"!

WALTER SOLDIERS' PESONAL EFFECTS RETURN PER ANCESTRY.jpg

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ss002d6252

They'd be offset against any monies the man was owed but they'd not recoup it from family.

 

Craig

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David Ingleby

Many thanks Craig!

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tootrock

I read the amount shown as sixteen shillings and eightpence farthing (no "£" sign).

Martin

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David Ingleby

Martin - see attached.

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johnboy

Can you give a link to the doc , please?

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johnboy

Thank you

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tootrock

I still read it as sixteen and eightpence farthing.

The men at the top and bottom of that same page have amounts that include the "£" sign.

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Jim Clay
5 minutes ago, tootrock said:

I still read it as sixteen and eightpence farthing.

The men at the top and bottom of that same page have amounts that include the "£" sign.

 

Absolutely sixteen and eightpence farthing.  

 

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David Ingleby
Posted (edited)

Thanks everyone! Agreed.

Edited by David Ingleby

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