Service Book, Envelope, Circular and Pay Books, Private Bernard Seymour Pelling

Maker
New Zealand Military Forces
Production date
1944
1941
1942
1943

Object detail

Brief Description
A cardboard envelope issued with attached soldier's service books with an envelope and a circular for Private Bernard Seymour Pelling during World War II.

a) Soldier's pay book for use on active service. Printed on the concertina pocket is a reminder to not discuss military activities with anyone. Attached to the spine inside the folder is a booklet entitled: Soldier's Service Book. This has a page of instructions to the soldier about the use and responsibilities of the person owning the booklet. On the back of that page is a page of instruction called: Rules for the Soldier's Guidance, which are rules and advice about general conduct. Then there are several pages with areas to be filled in to identify the soldier's progress in the army, as well as his medical and dental charts.

b) An envelope postmarked Hastings 1944 addressed to Mr Bernard S Pelling from the Social Security Department.

c) A circular found inside the envelope. It is entitled: Subject: Personnel Returning to New Zealand Censorship and Publicity Instructions. It is dated 8 March 1943 and was issued by W G Stevens, Brigadier.

d) Paybook from 1941 issued to Private Pelling with ID number. Inside the front cover is a sticker with the same personal information and also the period of relevant service from 16 April 1941 to 15 January 1944. The first page of the pay book has instructions to the soldiers for when the book is to be used and how, and what information should go into it. Then are pages for personal identification and next-of-kin. A page for daily rates of pay based on rank and changes of rank. The rest of the pages are for cash payments to be noted. There are official dated stamps next to all pay notices.

e) Paybook from 1942 Issued to Private Pelling with ID number. The first page of the pay book has instructions to the soldiers for when the book is to be used and how, and what information should go into it. Then are pages for personal identification and next-of-kin. A page for daily rates of pay based on rank and changes of rank. The rest of the pages are for cash payments out to be noted. It is stamped: Cancelled across every page and the cover.

f) Paybook from 1943 issued to Private Pelling with ID number. The first page of the pay book has instructions to the soldiers for when the book is to be used and how, and what information should go into it. Then are pages for personal identification and next-of-kin. A page for daily rates of pay based on rank and changes of rank. The rest of the pages are for cash payments to be noted.
Production date
1944
1941
1942
1943
Production technique
Measurements
Height x Width x Depth/Length: 137 x 102 x 12mm
Height x Width: 79 x 130mm
Height x Width: 197 x 139mm
Height x Width: 125 x 90mm
Height x Width: 129 x 90mm
Height x Width: 132 x 93mm
Subject date
1941-1944
Credit line
gifted by Mrs R M Johnson
Other number(s)
82/170/1a, 65943
Accession number
82/170/1a

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