■';,. ' WELLINGTON, This Day. ■ 'The. extent' and.,.importance of the C/overnrtient's decision' to make the separation allowance of wives or guardiiuis of. < motherless children of soldiers'l retrospective from the date of, em-,i bark&tion may be gauged from the fact that^ Parliament appropriated .£440>000 for ! these payments', but another £55.000 is.. found necessary to cover I them, making a. total of .nearly half a j million sterling."■■ j Fiill details of the conditions under which the payments are to be made' during the first week in June are now , available, and it appears that approxi-'| I ni'atelv 12,000 wives and approvefl guardians will participate in the distri- ! bution. which will average a little over £41. Long-service men will get sub- I stantial sums. Take.the case of a Main | Body man who returned to the, Dominion after the allowance of 3s per day name into effect. The amount due to 'his, wife'■:.may, be computed approximately as follows: — ■ >,". .. ... :..■• "; £ s.d. 3s per day from embarkation (September' 23; 1914) till ' May 31, 1915 ■•■' .^ ... 37 13 0| 2s per day from June 1, Ims. •; till > December 31, 1917 ... "94 10 0 Total ... ... £132 3 0 Where n. man has v been discharged before April 30, 1919, his wife, or the ciiardian of his mothorles^ children, should make written application for the .retrospective allowance, giving the soldier's -name, rank, regimental number, reinforcement, date of discharga (or decease), and; full name and addro-s of the applicant.. There is no need to make application if the discharge has taken. place.,,since'^he date mentioned above.
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SEPARATION PAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919
SEPARATION PAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919
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