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TITLE
Soldier's service and pay book
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_007
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8379
KEYWORDS
service book
pay book
British Army
Soldier's service and pay book

This image shows pages 4b and 5 of a soldier's record and pay book. Army book 64, the service and pay book, was issued to every soldier who enlisted with the British Army. The book contained 20 pages and recorded details such as the soldier's army number, employment history, medical history, training records, personal identification, next of kin information and Last will and testament forms. The book was legally required to be kept with the soldier at all times and was to be shown for identification purposes during all Pay Parades.

This book belonged to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals. Page 4b is a continuation of the soldier's training record and page 5 shows a record of employment as an army tradesman.

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Soldier's service and pay book

1940s

service book; pay book; British Army

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows pages 4b and 5 of a soldier's record and pay book. Army book 64, the service and pay book, was issued to every soldier who enlisted with the British Army. The book contained 20 pages and recorded details such as the soldier's army number, employment history, medical history, training records, personal identification, next of kin information and Last will and testament forms. The book was legally required to be kept with the soldier at all times and was to be shown for identification purposes during all Pay Parades.<br /> <br /> This book belonged to John Cameron Gordon of the Royal Signals. Page 4b is a continuation of the soldier's training record and page 5 shows a record of employment as an army tradesman.