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Can anyone makes sense of this war record
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 14:26 BST (UK) »
Hi folks see this at the right side of the war record for John carr

Can anyone explain what this means
And why their is 2 additions in different dates ?

I presume this is money left behind when he was killed ? Notice the dates are over a year from when he died and possibly into second year after he was killed 23-8-1918 royal Scots

Any help would be great


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Re: Can anyone makes sense of this war record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 October 21 16:07 BST (UK) »
This is a Soldiers' Effects record.

See:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/records-of-military-deaths-burials-and-commemorations/soldiers-effects/

The entries written in blue were the sum paid after calculating that the War Office owed him money (usually mainly wages).

The entry in red is a “war gratuity”, paid much later and typically in late 1919.


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