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TITLE
Soldier's service and paybook
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_004_011
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8387
KEYWORDS
service book
pay book
British Army
Soldier's service and paybook

This image shows pages 12 and 13 of a soldier's service 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. Pages 12 and 13 show the legal requirements of a soldier's will. At the bottom of page 13 it states that if a soldier dies without making a will, his effects will be proportionately divided between members of his family.

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Soldier's service and paybook

1940s

service book; pay book; British Army

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows pages 12 and 13 of a soldier's service 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. Pages 12 and 13 show the legal requirements of a soldier's will. At the bottom of page 13 it states that if a soldier dies without making a will, his effects will be proportionately divided between members of his family.