Author Topic: Why would a couple have two marriage certificates 1906 and 1907?  (Read 537 times)

Offline Alb R

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Re: Why would a couple have two marriage certificates 1906 and 1907?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 27 April 20 01:14 BST (UK) »
Only a certain number of soldiers were granted permission to marry, this was known as marrying 'on the strength'. This allowed the couple to live in married quarters and the wife and children had rights to various payments or allowances. If a soldier married without permission, the wife and any children could not live together and had no rights to any allowances, pension payments etc. I can't remember if this is all correct from memory but you get the idea.
I wonder if this second marriage was conducted after permission to marry on the strength was given?
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Re: Why would a couple have two marriage certificates 1906 and 1907?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 27 April 20 01:33 BST (UK) »

................................................I wonder if this second marriage was conducted after permission to marry on the strength was given?

.................probably and the Sergeant and the Corporal were at the second wedding to make sure everything went according to Army Regulations.

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Re: Why would a couple have two marriage certificates 1906 and 1907?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 27 April 20 01:45 BST (UK) »
Since little Annie was well on the way at the time of the first wedding, the couple wouldn't have wanted to wait for army permission. Perhaps the bride's family insisted on a quick wedding.
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Re: Why would a couple have two marriage certificates 1906 and 1907?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 27 April 20 13:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your responses.

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