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SOLDIERS’ PAY.

TO THE EDXTOE. Sir, —Will you allow me to ask the Government candidates here how it is that the dependents of the men who have gone with the Expeditionary Force are often disappointed in receiving tho money they are entitled to. There are many of ua poor old women waiting eagerly on the money. Some of us would encourage our boys to go even supposing we knew there would be no money to come. Like the poor Belgian women, we would wait our chance. But when our boys sign, and the Government agree to hand us over part of their pay, it should be paid regularlyOur boys went away on September 22, and we" got three weeks’ pav (counted from September 23). About three weeks aoo we received two weeks pav- ihe total since thev left is five weeks pay and a day taken off each order. When the late Mr Rcddon was Premier, I believe the pav day was as regular as clockwork for the” dependents of the men who went to South Africa. Many of ua are hard pressed, waiting on the money. An explanation would be welcome.—l am, etc., 1 Dependent. December 1.

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SOLDIERS’ PAY., Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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SOLDIERS’ PAY. Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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