George Brier's Account book of 1864 - 1866

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LONDON:
PRINTED BY IORD AND TILT,
52, LONG ACRE,

dfor Wt USajfStB's Stationers

ACCOUNT BOOK

.Even/ .Eton/ m this Bool, after the Paymaster has inserted the
necessary particulars from the Attestation, is to be made undei* the
Inspection of the Officer Commanding the Troop or Company to which
the Man belongs, and any Entry regarding Promotion, Wounds, or
Distinguished Conduct, is to be in the Hand-writing of, and signed by,
the Officer.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY FORD AND TILT,
52, LONG ACRE,
FOB. HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.

1861,

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GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.

THE principal objects for which a Soldier is required to be
in possession of this Book, are, to secure to him, whilst in
the Army, a proper settlement of his Pay, Allowances, and
Clothing, and that he may have a Record, establishing his
claim to any benefits to which he may be entitled under
Her Majesty's Regulations for granting Pensions, Allowances,
and Gratuities, to discharged Soldiers, who have performed
good and faithful Service.

' It is therefore the Soldier's interest to take care that his
Book is at all times correctly and completely kept.

When a Soldier is discharged, he is to take his Book
away with him: in the event of a Soldier dying in the
Service, his Book will be forwarded to his relations if
they desire it; and if it contain a record of Wounds received
in action, or of distinguished acts of Bravery, it will remain
an honourable memorial of his character and conduct.

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A Soldier is entitled to reckon Service rendered by Mm, as suck,
after having attained t/ie age of IS years. '

EEWAEDS FOE GOOD CONDUCT.

In order to make due distinction between deserving and unde-
servmg Soldiers, the following Rewards are granted to the
tormer class, viz.:

If a Non-commissioned Officer shall obtain a Cnm™; u i i

he will be allowed in aid of Outfit, £150 TappointT*1'?^

and £100 if to an Infantry EegimenV aPP01n<*d to a Cavalry Regiment,

Good Conduct Pay and Distinguishing Marks.

Good Number of

^Having served 5 years, and not having been S^SSt"
m the Regimental Defaulter Book during Id. a 1
the last 2 years - - - day

Having served 10 years, and having been
during the last 2 years in uninterrupted
enjoyment of the Id. a day . - 2 2

Having served 15 years, and having been
during the last 2 years in uninterrupted
enjoyment of the 2d. a day' J. 3 3

Having served 20 years, and having been
during the last 2 years in uninterrupted
enjoyment of the 3d. a day . .4 4

Having served 25 years, and having been
during the last 2 years in uninterrupted
enjoyment of the Ad. a day - - .5 5
Having served 30 years, and having been
during the last 2 years in uninterrupted
enjoyment of the bd. a day „ g

A Soldier who has served at least 18 years and has not for 16 years had his ZPI^I M5/IE ftT*1 De^lter B°°k' reeeiveU g^od ton!
23 and^f yea^ ^ ' ^ ^ *T 0thw ^ that * ^ 18>
As a further reward for good conduct, Soldiers entitled to Pensions will if

To

Corporals,
Drummers, /
Trumpeters, \
and
Privates.

JPSTI s to 11s

THE Mowing is an abstract of some of the benefits conferred on
a deserving Soldier by Her Majesty's Pension Emulations.

the p oXons of Pwr 'Vf lst March' 1833> wiU receire Pensions under tne p.ousions of • the Warrant, Uth November, 1829.

the Sng rufes.after * ^ °f 1833' wiU recei™ P~ ^

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1st If discharged in consequence of being rendered incapable of further service
by Wounds or Injuries received in Action, a Pension agreeably to a scale,
varying in amount according to the severity of the wound and the degree of
the disability,

as follows:
s. d. s. d*
Private from 0 8 to 2 0 a day for life,
Corporal „ 1 0 „ 2 4
Serjeant

3 0

r In cases of extreme suffering from
wounds received in action by
I Non-commissioned Officers or
I Soldiers of long service, or gal¬
l lant conduct in the field, an
addition of years' Cavalry service, with a constitution
impaired by Colonial service, besides total
Blindness, the rate may be increased,—
For a Non-commissioned

Officer - - - Ad. a day.
For a Private - - 3d. „
3rd. If discharged previously to completing 21 years' service in the Infantry,
or 24 years' service in the Cavalry, for disability contracted in and by the
Service, Pension may be granted as follows:-

To a Serjeant, Corporal, or Private, his

service being—
Under 7 years -
Above 7, and under 10 years
Above 10, but under 14 years in the

Infantry, or 17 in the Cavalry

Temporary Pension of Qd. a day, for

a period, varying—
from 1 to 18 months.
„ 1 „ 2 years.

,t 2 3 ,,
Permanent or conditional Pension, at
If the service be above 14, but under I a rate varying—

21 years in the Infantry, or above 17 ( from 9d. to Is. 3d. a, day for a Serjeant
but under 24 years in the Cavalry. „ 7 „ 1 0 „ Corporal

I „ 6 „ 0 9 „ Private.
But the Serjeant or Corporal, to obtain Pension as such, must hold that rank
at the time of his discharge, and have served at least 5 years as a Non-commissioned
Officer.

4th. If discharged after completing 21 years' service in the Infantry, or 24 years'
in the Cavalry, at their own request, or for the public service:—

Privates - - Sd. to 1*. a day.
The increase from the minimum shall be in each case \d. a day for every
year of actual service completed beyond 21 years in the Infantry, or 24 years
in the Cavalry, but in no case shall the maximum be exceeded, except by the
addition of reward for Good Conduct.

Non-commissioned Officers shall have their Pensions computed according to
their service after 18 years of age, at the same rate as Privates, with the following
addition for every year of service as Non-commissioned Officers:—

Serjeants-Major -
Quarter-Master Serjeants -
Troop Serjeants-Major, Colour Serjeants,
Serjeants -
Corporals

d.
2
1

0^

Total pension
not to
exceed

d.

6
3

0
6

5

Provided always, that the Non-commissioned Officer shall have served 24 years
in the Cavalry, or 21 years in the Infantry, and shall have been discharged as a
Non-commissioned Officer, having served without interruption as such for the
three years immediately preceding his discharge.

Non-commissioned Officers discharged subsequently to 8th May, 1851 having
served as such uninterruptedly for one year, or more, immediately preceding their
discharge, have the option of having their pensions computed as Privates, with
the addition of Good Conduct Rewards, or as Privates, with the addition of
service as Non-commissioned Officer.

5th. To Soldiers discharged after 21 years' service in the Infantry or 24 years'
service in the Cavalry, for disabilities contracted in and by the service which
not only unfit them for the ordinary duties of Soldiers, but which render them
incapable of earning a livelihood, a temporary increase of Pension may be
granted "according to the following rates:—

To a Private - - - - 3d. a, day.
Corporal - - - - 4
Serjeant - - - - 6 „
Such increase is, however, only to be granted for one year, and to be renewed
thereafter, if thought proper, on evidence of the Pensioner's continued incapacity
to earn a livelihood.

The aggregate Pension of a Private (including Good Conduct Pay) is not to
exceed Is. 3d., of a Corporal Is. 6d.s and of a Serjeant 2s.

Gratuities with Pensions to meritorious Soldiers.

A Gratuity, for Good Conduct, in addition to the ordinary Pension, may be
granted upon discharge to certain men, who' shall have served 21 years in the
Infantry, or 24 years in the Cavalry.

The Gratuity to a Serjeant, who shall have served £
10 years as such, may be - - - - ^ 15
To a Corporal, who shall have served 7 years as such 10

To a Private -5

The Commanding Officer of every Regiment may annually recommend such
individuals while serving, as he shall consider will be best entitled to this
Gratuity when discharged, but the amount to be granted in any one year is not
to exceed the undermentioned sums, viz.—

For a Regiment of an establishment of 700 rank and £
file and upwards ------ 30

Ditto, under 700 rank and file - - - - 20

The men to be recommended, must have completed 21 years of Actual Service
in the Infantry, or 24 years of Actual Service in the Cavalry; have never been
convicted by a Court-martial; and must have borne an irreproachable character;
or, if not coming strictly within these latter conditions, must have particularly
i distinguished themselves by gallantry and zeal in the Service.
; Soldiers recommended for the Gratuities above mentioned shall, upon the
Commander-in-Chief's approval, be entitled to wear a Silver Medal, having on
one side the words, "For Long Service and Good Conduct," and on the other
side, the Royal Arms, with the name and rank of the Soldier. This Medal will
be delivered to the Soldier on parade by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment,
and shall be worn by the Soldier during the remainder of his service.

If circumstances should prevent the discharged Soldier from receiving the
Medal at the Regiment, it will be delivered to him in such other manner
as the Commander-in-Chief shall think fit.i
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Good Conduct Pay with Pension.

Private Soldiers who shall have been in uninterrupted possession of Good
Conduct Pay, with one or more distinguishing Marks, for six months immediately
preceding their discharge, shall have the full rate of such Good Conduct
Pay added to the rate of Pension, whether temporary or permanent,-to which
they are otherwise entitled; but the maximum shall not exceed Is. 3d.

Corporals being entitled to an addition to the Pension of a Private of \d. a
day for every year they have served as Corporal, are not entitled also to have
their Good Conduct Pay added to their Pension on discharge; but it is at their
option to have their Pensions computed as Privates with the addition of Good
Conduct Pay, or with the addition for Service as Corporal; but the maximum
shall not exceed 1*. Qd.

Soldiers who shall have been in the uninterrupted possession of Good Conduct
Pay for at least six months immediately preceding their discharge for
disability, or by reduction, without claims to Pension, or with only temporary
or conditional Pensions, shall have their names registered at Chelsea Hospital;
and upon their attaining fifty years of age, shall receive, as a reward for their
former Good Conduct, a Pension—

If discharged with one Distinguishing Mark, of - - id. a day.

If discharged after having been 12 months in possession

of two Distinguishing Marks - - - - - 5 „
If discharged in possession of three Distinguishing Marks 6

The like reward on the same terms is extended also to Soldiers in possession
of Distinguishing Marks, who obtain free discharge after 14 years' service, on
the conditions undermentioned.

Discharges by Purchase—Free Discharges with Claims to Deferred
Pension—and for Soldiers settling in the Colonies with Gratuities.

Soldiers may be allowed to purchase or obtain their discharge upon the
following conditions:—

Under 7 years' actual service, without a Distinguishing Mark

Ditto/with 1 Distinguishing Mark

After 7 years' actual service, without a Distinguishing Mark -
Ditto, with 1 Distinguishing Mark -

After 10 years' actual service, without a Distinguishing Mark
Ditto, with 1 Distinguishing Mark -
Ditto, with 2 Distinguishing Marks -

After 12 years' actual service, without a Distinguishing Mark
Ditto, with 1 Distinguishing Mark -

Ditto, with 2 Distinguishing Marks

After 14 years' actual service, without a Distinguishing Mark
Ditto, with 1 Distinguishing Mark

Ditto, with 2 Distinguishing Marks I

After 16 years' actual service, with 1 Distinguishing Mark -1

After 15 years' actual service, with 3 Distinguishing Marks -
After 16 years'actual service, with 2 Distinguishing Marks, <

having possessed the second at lea* 12 months
After 15 years' actual service, without; a Distinguishing Mark
After 16 years' actual service, with" \ a Distinguishing Mark

Cavalry.

Infantry.

£

£

30

20

25

18

25

18

20

15

21

15

15

10

10

5

15

10

10

5

5

free

12

5

5

free

Free, with right of registry
for deferred
Pension of4d. aiiay,
on attaining 50yeats
of ape.
Free, wilh right of registry
for deferred
Pension of 6d. a day,
on attaining 50 years
, of age.

6 free,
free —

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If Non-Commissioned Officers above the rank of Corporal be permitted to
purchase their discharges, or to obtain free discharges at their own request, they
will be admitted to the same benefits as are granted to Corporals and Privates
discharged in like manner with Distinguishing Marks.

When a Soldier, enlisted subsequently to 1st March, 1833, obtains a free
discharge at his own request, with permission to settle in any of Her Majesty's
Colonies, under instructions issued by the Secretary of State, he may be allowed,
by the Secretary-at-War, a Gratuity according to the following Scale; to be
paid to him only in the Colony in which he proposes to settle, and in such
manner and at such times, within eighteen months after his arrival, as shall be
deemed best for his interests by the General Officer in command of the Station,
or by the Governor of the Colony.

After Service in the

Infantry,
12 vears
14
15
16
17
18
19

Private.

£

10
12
14
16
18
20
24

Corp.

£
15
18
20

24
27
30
36

Serj.
£
20
24
28
32
36
40
48

Cavalry,
Of 15 years
17
18
19
20
21
22

Provided that, in the case of the Corporal or Serjeant, he shall have served
continuously, for five years immediately preceding his discharge, in the rank he
held at the time of his discharge.

When a grant of land in the Colonies is made in addition to free discharge,
the precise terms of the grant, and the most advantageous mode of paying the
Gratuity, shall be clearly explained to the Soldier before he receives his discharge,
and shall be registered in the Regimental Records. To the discharged
Soldier-who has been settled three months, and is actually residing on his grant,
and industriously employed in clearing it, the Governor, under authority from
the Secretary-at-War, may order the issue of a quarter's pension at 6d. a day,
and may from time to time renew such issue, but not to an extent exceeding one
year in the whole.

In all cases of free discharge, not less than thirty days, for the purpose of
giving the Soldier time for deliberation, shall elapse between the Soldier's application
and the Commanding Officer's consent to recommend the discharge ; and
the prospect of permanent Pension, which the Soldier will forfeit by accepting
a free discharge at his own request, shall be clearly explained to him.

Re-enlistment

A soldier, if permitted to re-enlist within three years after discharge on dis-
bandment or reduction, or for disability, shall reckon his former service, if on
being re-attested he declare the same and the cause of his discharge.

If a soldier re-enlist within six months after discharge by purchase, or at his
request, or upon the expiration of the first period of his limited service, he shall
reckon his former service, if his Commanding Officer, at the end of one year
after his re-enlistment, recommend him for such indulgence on account of good
conduct; and provided also, that on being re-attested, he declared his former
service, and the cause of his discharge.

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FORFEITURE OF GOOD CONDUCT PAY AND DISTINGUISHING
MARKS, AND OF CLAIM TO PENSION.

THE commission of any offence which shall impose the necessity
of recording a Soldier in the Eegimental Defaulters'
.Book will, if he be not already in possession of Good Conduct
K??.> ,or °f Honorary Marks of Distinction, render him ineligible
for the same for two years from the date of such
offence; and if he be already in possession of the said pay
and distinction, will subject him to the loss thereof for one
year; whilst a second offence, recorded within 12 months
wiff require two years of uninterrupted good conduct in order
to obtain a restoration of such reward. A Soldier with two
or more Distinguishing Marks, forfeits one of such Marks,
besides his Good Conduct Pay, for one year for each offence
and it he shall forfeit all his Distinguishing Marks and Good
Conduct Fay, he_ can only recover the same by subsequently
serving, with uninterrupted good conduct, two years for each
Mark and each Penny.

Whilst the Soldier is fully apprised of the benefits to be
obtained by Her Majesty's benevolence and gracious consideration
towards the deserving Soldier, he must be equally
aware, that any attempt on his part to obtain those benefits
by unworthy means will be attended with the forfeiture of
his claim, it being provided in the Articles of War, that anv
JNon-commissxoned Officer or Soldier, who, by any false
statement or document, or concealment of the truth shall
attempt to obtain for himself, or other person, a Pension,
brratuity. or Discharge, or who shall be privy to a false entry
in any book or document whatever, recording, or relating
to, the Services, Character, or Conduct of a Soldier, or who
by producing a false certificate, voucher, or account, shall
misapply the Public Money, or shall attempt to evade the
true spirit and meaning of the Orders and Regulations relating
to these points, shall, on proof thereof before a Court-
martial, be liable to Imprisonment with Hard Labour and
Solitary Confinement, or to Corporal Punishment, and moreover
to Forfeiture of ail Claim to additional Pay whilst serving,
and to Pension on Discharge.

EEGIMENTAL SAVINGS BANKS.

To encourage habits of temperance and economy, and to
enable the Soldier to make a further provision for his comfort
on quitting the Service, Her Majesty's Warrant of the 1st
July, 1848, affords him the readiest means of accumulating
his savings, by authorizing the payment of interest at the rate
of 31.15s. a year upon every hundred pounds, or of 9c?. a year
upon every pound sterling, deposited by him in the Eegimental
Savings Bank, provided the amount so deposited shall
not exceed 301. in any one year, and 200/. in the whole.

The Soldier will receive from the Captain of his troop_ or
company every facility in depositing his savings, and in withdrawing
his deposits in whole or in part. # ,

Upon the discharge of a Soldier Kis deposits may remain m
the Eegimental Savings Bank at interest for a period not exceeding
six months, after which, if the Soldier for his own
convenience requires it, the amount will be retained tor him,
but without interest. . . • . . .,

Upon the death of a Soldier all interest upon his deposits
will cease, and the amount of principal and interest then due
will be paid as he shall direct by his Will, or if he die without
a Will, to his next of kin. " _ ±

The Eegimental Savings Bank having been established
solely for the advantage of the Non-commissioned Officers
and Soldiers of the Army, any money belonging to other
persons, whether in military employ or not, which may be
deposited by a Soldier in his own name, will be forfeited.

The money in deposit belonging to any Soldier who shall
be convicted of desertion, or of felony, will also be forfeited.

ARTICLES OF WAR.

OBEDIENCE IS THE EIRST DUTY OE A SOLDIER.
FOR the following Offences the Articles of War inflict on the
Soldier the penalty of Death, Transportation, or such other
punishment as a Court-martial may award:—
Mutiny.

Desertion. «

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Cowardice.

Holding Correspondence with the Enemy.

Quitting his Post in search of Plunder.

Personal violence to a Superior, or disobedience of Ms

Lawful Commands.
Forcing a Safe Guard.
Betraying the Watchword.
Giving false Alarms.
Casting away Arms or Ammunition.
Sleeping on, or quitting his Post.

A Soldier if convicted of Desertion or Felony, forfeits his
Claim to reckon his previous service towards Additional Pay
while serving and to Pension on Discharge.

A Soldier embezzling or fraudulently misapplying Money
or Stores, is liable to be Transported as a Felon for Life.

For the following Offences a Soldier is liable to be punished
by Imprisonment, with or without Hard Labour, and by Solitary
Confinement during a Portion of such Imprisonment, or
by Corporal Punishment, and, in addition to any other
Punishment, by Forfeiture of Additional Pay whilst serving,
and of all claim to Pension on Discharge.

Using traitorous words against the Queen or Royal
Family.

Persuading to desert, or harbouring a Deserter.

Being Drunk on Duty.

Breaking Arrest.

Giving a different Watchword.

Spreading false reports in the Field.

In Action, or Previous to action, using words tending to

create alarm.
Quitting Ranks without leave.
Being made Prisoner by neglect.
Seizing Supplies.
Disgraceful and vicious Conduct.

Refusing Assistance to, or impeding, the Provost
Marshal.

Embezzling or misapplying Money or Stores.

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For the following Offences, a Soldier is to be punished according
to the nature and degree of the offence.

Speaking to the Hurt or Dishonour of the General, or

other Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.
Neglect of Orders on Duty.

Hiring another person to do his Duty without authority, j
Absence from Parade.

Giving false Alarms at home by discharging Fire- j

arms, &c.
Lying out of Quarters.

Being found One Mile from the Camp without leave.
Permitting Baggage Waggons or Carriages to be overloaded.

Selling, losing, or spoiling his Arms, Accoutrements, or

Necessaries.
Selling, losing, or ill-treating his Horse.
Committing waste, or destroying Property.
Non-commissioned Officer striking or ill-treating a

Soldier.

Vexatious appeal from a Regimental Court-martial.

I A Soldier absenting himself without leave, or placed in I
confinement for a period not exceeding seven days, though f
not brought by his Commanding Officer to a Court-martial j

! for the Offence, nevertheless forfeits his Pay for the period of
such absence or confinement.

1 Any Non-commissioned Officer, or Soldier, convicted of
1 embezzling or misapplying Money entrusted to him, is to be
\ put under Stoppages till the Money is made good.

A Soldier convicted of malingering, or feigning or producing
disease^ of injuring his health by vice or intemperance, \
I of absenting himself from Hospital whilst under medical treat- j
j ment, or of a gross violation of the rules of the Hospital, may
be tried for Disgraceful Conduct, and shall be subjected to
the pains and penalties attached to that offence; and a
Soldier convicted of Disgraceful Conduct, if sentenced to I
forfeit all Claim to Pension, will further be liable to be dis- I
charged with ignominy.

A Soldier who shall become maimed or mutilated by the j
firing off of his musket, or by any other means, is to be tried I

by a Court-martial, and if it be found by the Court that the
maiming or mutilating was the effect of design, he shall not
be discharged, but shall be employed on Military work. If
a Soldier tamper with his eyes, or by vice, intemperance, or
misconduct shall cause the total or partial loss of his sight,
he shall not be entitled to his Discharge, or to a Pension, but
shall be detained in an Eye Infirmary.

A Soldier convicted of having been Four Times Drunk
within twelve months, or Twice Drunk when for parade or
duty within twelve months, may be deprived of his additional
Pay, or of the Allowance in lieu of Beer, for a Period not exceeding
two years.

Any Person having been discharged from the Army, who
shall re-enlist, and when questioned by the Magistrate, at the
time of being attested, shall conceal or misrepresent the cause
of his Discharge, shall not reckon his past service, nor be
allowed a Pension, if again discharged for Disability.

All Crimes not Capital, and all Disorders and Neglects
which Soldiers may be guilty of to the prejudice of Military
Discipline, though not specified in the Articles of War, are to
be taken cognizance of by Courts-martial, and punished according
to the nature and degree of the offence.

But Soldiers who by conviction of Desertion or of Felony
have forfeited their claim to reckon Service for Good Conduct
Pay, Honorary Marks of Distinction, and Pensions, may after
a long course of subsequent good conduct be recommended
by their Commanding Officer for the restoration of such
Claim.

COMPLAINTS.

When a Soldier has any complaint to make, he should
appeal to the Captain of his Company; his tone and manner
should be temperate and respectful; and if he prefers to be
accompanied by a Non-commissioned Officer, he should request
a Serjeant of the Company to go with him. No Soldier,
on any account, is to presume to make a Complaint to his
Officer for another Soldier who conceives he is aggrieved;
and not more than two Soldiers should approach the Officer
to make a complaint at one affi the same time.

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rfjs&ytftf SMier's Name and Description.

JRegiment of on the

attlgyf yc«

Enlisted for the

@& aT "
Bom in the Parish ofe22^fc^
/C^aA^^€^^ in the County of ^^^f!
Tr^ or Ming -ZD^
Last permanent Residence,
Size (^T Peetaiy^^ies.
Complexion c^/fcwi.

Hair S&zr&zoH^

months,
or near the Town of

Marks,

The Services of the above-nanled
prior to his enlistment into the
Regiment or transfer* into the
are

Regiment,

* The cause of Transfer is to be stated.

A Soldier is not to marry without a written sanction, obtained
from his Commanding Officer. Should he marry without this
sanction, his Wife will not be allowed in Barracks, nor to follow the
Regiment, nor will she participate in t}ie indulgences granted to the
Wives of other Soldiers.

Soldier's Number.

Every Soldier is to communicate to his Friends the number by
which lie is known in the Eegiment, and to acquaint them, that in
all inquiries which they make after him, whether addressed to the
Eegiment or to the War-Office, they are to state such number.

Soldier's Signature.

Whenever a Soldier who cannot write makes his mark in acknowledgment
of having received Pay br Allowances, &c, such Mark is to
be witnessed. t

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Amount of Bounty received by the Soldier in Cash - J^'j^
Ditto in Necessaries - - _ ^a-L£~_-

Total Bounty - - &

Tl , Necessaries to be provided out of the Soldier's Bounty are
LA Z X Mlsty-B5 Warrant of 1st July, 1818, and the said
ISS s are sub quently to be kept in a due state of repair, or
tt«^serviceable by fair wear, or when bst or mjnred
fch tr Soldier's own neglect, are to be replaced by Stoppages
fr»m his Pay.

Services Abroad.

Promotions or Reductions in Rank.

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If Married, Date and Place of Marriage, and Christian
name of Wife.

Cause mid Date of becoming Non-effe

ecttve.

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THE SOLDIER'S NEXT-OF-KIN NOW LIVING *

Nearest Degrees
of

Relationship.

NAMES.

Latest known Residence.

Nearest Degrees
of

Relationship.

NAMES.

Parish and Town.

County.

1st.

Wife.

1st.

Children.

y /A /

2d.

Father. /

3d.

Mother.

3d.

Brothers
and
Sisters.

3d.

Nephews and
Nieces, if
Children of
deceased
Brothers or
Sisters.

4tli.

Other
Relations.

When a Soldier dies without leaving a Will, his effects are apportioned and
paid to his surviving Relatives in the nearest degree, in the order above stated,
according to the Statute of Distributions; and the Soldier should understand
that the insertion of a name in the above Form is not enough to give a tkle to
any part of his effects, unless allowed by the Statute. If the Soldier deSre to
bequeath his effects otherwise than according to the Statute of Distributions, he
should take care to make his Will, stating to whom he desires his effects to be
given or paid. To ensure that this may bg done in a legal manner, Forms of
Wills, to be used according to circumstances, are given in the following pages;
but these Forms are in no case to be filled up—they are to serve as models for the
Will, to be prepared by or at the instance of the Soldier, on a separate sheet of
paper. Whatever the nature or extent of the bequests, the Forms in regard to
names, descriptions, and addresses, and of j the attestation and declaration of the
Will, are to be fully completed, according to the printed Forms.

* After insertion any change becoming known is to be duly noted.

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Form of Will, No. 1.

To he used hy a Soldier desirous of\leaving the
whole of Ms Effects to one Person.

(a) The names of
the Soldier to be
written at full.

This is the last Will of («)_

_No.

X

of the
of

T

Regiment

(l) Insert
" friend," or if
a relative, in
what degree,
(c) The name at
full. \
(dj Insert the
address, if
known, or other
description.

(e) If to a female,
add the words
[for her sole and
separate use, her
receipt alone
being a sufficient
discharge.]

(f) Names of the
Soldier to be
written at full.

(g) Soldier to
sign here, or if
he cannot write,
to make his mark.

After payment of iny just Aebts and funeral expenses,
I giveftb ±j (b)

(c) XT'

aq&blutely (e)

1

the 'w$Lole of my es^te and effects, and everything that
I can by law give or dispose of.

In witness whereof, I, the said (/)

have hereunto set my hand this

day of A.D. 18

m

Signed and acknowledged by the said Testator as
his last Will in the presence of us, present at the same
time, who, in his presence and in the presence of each
other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

(h) Witnesses to (*)_

sign here.

(i) Add addresses if) _
in full.

(*L

19

T declare that I was present at the executio

the Testator, was at that time m a

execute the same. _____—

of the.

Regiment of_

la) The names of
the Soldier to be
written at full.

(&) Name the

-person, and
describe him by^
Us place of residence,
or in any
other way-
(c) Here insert

i the particular
article, or money

I intended to be

I qiven-

\ (d) Name ana
I describe the
\ person. If *?
1 a female, add
\ the words [tor
1 ber sole and
I separate use, ber
j receipt alone <
I being a sufficient
! discbarge.
| (e) Insert the
I article or money
\ intended to be
\ given'

To he used
to some
another

This i^

of Will No. 2.

«r desirous ^J^%^Z
[ore Persons, and the Bmdue

Will of (a).

This il th/last Will oi W_

IN 0. ij

of the_____

erit of__

After payment of iy^t^ts and fu^xal expenses,
I give to (b)_ •

And I give to (
C<0

anatherestof^^^i^S
W»»CSjP»flttt I ean give or dispose oi, Ste^SS1- ahsolntely to — "

to one half, and
to my children

equally, as to the j
other half l.or U»
my children
equally!, or [to
my brothers and
sisters equallyJi
I 0r otherwise _

according as it ^
1 is wished.

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(g) Names of the
Soldier to be
written at full.

(k) Soldier to
sign here, or if
he cannot write,
to make Ms
mark.

In witness whereof, I, the said (y)_

have hereunto set my hand this_
daFof . A.D. 18_

Signed and acknowledged by the said Testator as his
last Will, in the presence of us, present at the same
™e> who, in his presence and in the presence of each
other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

(i) Witnesses to (£\

sign here. * ' —

(j) Add addresses (J\

infulU w/_

01

DECLARATION of the MEDICAL OFFICER.

I declare that I was present at the execution of this
Will, and that

the Testator, was at the time in a fit state of mind to
execute the same.

of the

Regiment of

Form of Will, No. 3.

To be used by a Soldier desirous of leaving Money
to be invested for the Benefit of his Child or
Children.

This is the last Will of

(a) The names of
the Soldier to be
written at full.

No.

of the_
of

Eegiment

21

(6) Insert"W\te,
or « friend," or
if a relative, in
what degree.

(c) The name at
full.

(d) Insert the
address, if
known, or other
description,
(dd) Insert the
particulars of the
money or article.

(e) Name the
person, and
describe him by
his place of
residence, or in
any other way.
(/) Here insert
the particular
article.

(g) Name and
describe the
person.

(h) If to a female,
add the
words [for her
sole and separate
use, her receipt
alone being a
sufficient discharge.]

(t) Insert the
article or money
intended to be
given.

After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses,
I give to my (bj

00 , » —

I give to

my (jb-

Andl give to (g) _
absolutely (h)

CO.

(;) Names of the
Soldier to be
written at full.

And the rest of my estate and effects, and everything
that I can give or dispose of, I desire may be sold, and
the proceeds invested under the orders of the Secretary-
at-War, for the equal benefit of my children.

In witness whereof, I, the said (j)

have hereunto set my
day of__ J

(A) Soldier to 00

hfccmnot wMe, Signed and acknowledged by the said Testator as his
to make us mark. ^ mu {r the presAce of us> present at the same time,

hand, this_

A.D. 18_

who, in his presence and in the presence of each other,
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

(1) Witnesses to
sign here.

(r&) Add ad-

0)

(1) Witnesses to
sign here.

(r&) Add ad-

(m)

(l)

(m)

DECLARATION of the MEDICAL OFFICER.

I declare that I was present at the execution of this
Will, and that

the Testator, was at the time in a fit state of mind to
execute the same.

of the Eegiment of

General Rules as to Wills.

1. The Testator must be of the age of twenty-one years.

2. The Will must be in writing, and signed by the
Testator with his name, or, if he cannot write, with Lis
mark, in the presence of two Witnesses, who must be
present together; and the Will must be made, acknowledged,
and attested in the presence of all three.

3. A person to whom money, &c, is left by the
Will, should not be an attesting witness, for the gift
would not be good.

4. A Will is revoked by the marriage of the Testator,
and therefore a new Will ought to be made after
marriage, if desired.

5. If any alteration is made in the writing of a Will,
the signature of the Testator and of the Witnesses
ought to be made in the margin or other part of the
Will, opposite to or njear such alteration, or at the foot
or end of, or opposite to a Memorandum referring to such
alteration, and writtei at the end or some other part of
the Will.

6. But an alteration or addition may be made by a
Codicil, (that is to say, by an addition to the Will), executed
and witnessed in the same way as the Will.

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