Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#1 by Freckleface , Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:23 pm

We recently inherited my partners Grandad's Soldiers Service and Paybook and both his Nan and Grandad's Clothing book. The Soldier book dates back to 1947, his nan's clothing book dates back to 1947-48 and his Grandad's clothing book dates back to 1944-45. We have found them really interesting so I thought I'd share the photos with you.

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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#2 by Dooberry Firkin , Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:26 pm

Great post Lisa - lovely bit of history.

Ian.


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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#3 by Freckleface , Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks Ian, glad you like them.

 
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#4 by chocks , Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:50 pm

Interesting to see the pay-book. I have my grandfarthers pay-book somewhere. It dates from 1926 and it is amazing to see how little it changed in the 21 years to yours.
My own paybook 25 year latter was totally different but unfortunately they are now retained by military so I can't show the differences.
Thanks for posting it Freckleface.

 
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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#5 by Frothy , Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:58 pm

Brilliant Lisa.
Good of George to hang on to them for us all to see.


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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#6 by Freckleface , Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks Chocks! what a shame we can't see your paybook......it would have been nice to see the differences.

It is good that George held on to them for so long, hopefully we will find his ration book and other bits and bobs.

RIP George x


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#7 by Frothy , Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:28 pm

I'll second that Lisa. Rest In Peace George.


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#8 by Templer , Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:51 pm

I love the one on the particulars of training ....Grenade not thrown.

 
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#9 by chocks , Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:51 pm

It would be interesting if it did mean "not thrown" but what it actually means is Number. All grenades were designated by number and written as Grenade No5 or No69 or whatever. Normally the number was entered in the paybook so it could be that the person who made the entry in the book either forgot to enter the number or didn't know it. The other possibility is that more than one type was thrown, in which case the numbers would be held on file in the armoury..

 
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#10 by Templer , Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:37 pm

Zitat von chocks
It would be interesting if it did mean "not thrown" but what it actually means is Number. All grenades were designated by number and written as Grenade No5 or No69 or whatever. Normally the number was entered in the paybook so it could be that the person who made the entry in the book either forgot to enter the number or didn't know it. The other possibility is that more than one type was thrown, in which case the numbers would be held on file in the armoury..



Thanks for the explanation Chocks, I did think that I'd probably got it wrong.
But couldn't resist throwing it in.

 
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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#11 by Frothy , Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:23 am

You might know this chocks...
In Protective Inoculations what is a "Minirad"?


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RE: Soldiers Service and Pay Book

#12 by chocks , Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:59 am

Zitat von Frothy
You might know this chocks...
In Protective Inoculations what is a "Minirad"?


Thats a new one on me Frothy. Not a clue mate.

 
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