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INJURED ON SERVICE

SCALE OF MILTTARY PENSIONS.

SOME INSTRUCTIVE FIGURES.

The following extracts from the TWenoa Act disclosing the. amounts of the pensions provided for soldiers in the. Now Zealand Forces and their depende its should prove interesting" not only by reason (if the fart that. Xcw Zealand Territorials are now on active service, but also- as it- would ajrpcajprobable, tliat tlii-; frovornmont will bo strongly urged to make provision fur more liberal allowances that are indicated in the exist in;; scale. The extracts from 11 i-r- tables showing the rales as they stand at present arc as follows : Rate of animal pension to an officer who is prevented from earning his livelihor-d from wounds received or I rem disease contracted while on nniivo service:— Colonel and lieutenanl-C'lonel ... £250 Major £2OO Captain and surgcem-captain £l5O Lieutenant and assistant-surgeon ... £IOO Second lieutenant. £75 Rate, of pension to X.C.O.s totally incapacitated : Sergeants, 2s 6d to r t? per day. Corporals. Is lOd to 3s 4d per'day. Privates, Is 6d to 3s per day. Rates of pensions allowed to the widows of officers iioldinp the following rank, together with the allowance to each child : Colonel and iientienant-colonel, £l2O to £l5O per annum; £lB to £25 for each child. Majors, £9O to £120: £l6 to £2O for each child. Captains and surgeon-captains. £65 to £3O; £l2 1o £l6 for each child. Lieutenants and assistant-surgeon?. £SO to £6O : £3 to £l4 for each child. Second lieutenant*, £4O to £46; £8 to £l4 for each child. Rates of (l ensioii* t.> widows of X.C.O.s and piivates vary from £SO < n £56 per annum, with an allowance, of £6 to £lO for each child. As far as the children are concerned, daughters receive ihe pension until they become. 21 years of a&?, if not previously married. Rates of pensions allowed lo mothers- of soldiers holding the rank, .stated, provided the mother is a widow and is in distressed circumstances, etc. : Colonel or lieutetuuit-ecionc]. £BO. Major. £7O Captain. £SO. Lieutenant, £4O. Second lieutenant. £56. X.C.O.s and privates, £26.

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INJURED ON SERVICE, Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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INJURED ON SERVICE Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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