Soldier's Pay Book

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This book belonged to Private George Marlow of the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

As part of their official documents, all soldiers serving in the Great War were issued with a Pay Book.

This was a valuable document which was proof of identification both as a battlefield casualty and when receiving pay.

The pay book was to be carried at all times in the top right tunic pocket & to be produced on request for examination by an Officer or a Regimental Policeman.

The book was to be filled out by the soldier giving the following information:

Regimental Number

Date of enlistments



Skill at arms


Sick records

Record of pay

Next of kin


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Author: KarenC

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