Separation allowance for dependents of unmarried soldiers, or widowers, during the war.

Description

With a large part of the male working population volunteering or in later years being conscripted to go off to war, many families found themselves in a position where they lost a proportion or in some cases all of their household income. The Separation Allowance consisted of a portion of a soldier’s pay, which was generally matched by the government, to ensure that the soldier’s dependents were not left destitute.

Full title:
Separation allowance for dependents of unmarried soldiers, or widowers, during the war.
Format:
Letter
Held by:
British Library
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
B.S.45/119.(35.)

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