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First World War gratuity

Postby janmlawson » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:57 pm

You have probably covered this topic many times but I am relatively new to the forum. How did they calculate what amount of money the widows received as gratuity? I have seen so many different amounts that it made me wonder.
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Re: First World War gratuity

Postby AdrianB38 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:51 pm

Many times? That's probably like expecting us to have discussed quantum theory many times! ;)

My gut feeling is that is an excellent question with a seriously complex set of answers.... My first reference, because I haven't the faintest idea, would be (always) The Long Long Trail http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/ and then its Forum http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/

A very, very swift search on the Forum found this thread http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/169114-how-much-was-a-war-widows-pension To what extent it covers one off gratuities as well as ongoing pensions, I don't know - it does seem to at least mention them.

There may be other threads in the Forum, but if it doesn't answer and if you can define an exact question, then join the Forum and ask away.

And now someone will point out this very topic on this forum after all. Yes? :?
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Re: First World War gratuity

Postby ianbee » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 pm

And a couple of years ago Craig told us on here about his WW1 "Gratuity Calculator"
topic11478.html

This might be where it lives?
https://wargratuity.wordpress.com/

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Re: First World War gratuity

Postby AdrianB38 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:51 pm

Right on cue, Ian, thanks!

Curiously, I do remember that calculator - it's just that I thought that I'd seen it on the Great War Forum, not here. Then again, maybe I did!

Now whether any of those posts cover payments to widows, I will leave it to the reader!

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Re: First World War gratuity

Postby janmlawson » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks AdrianB38 - I found as much info as I needed on the 1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forum etc. It makes it obvious that such differing amounts were because there were so many variables to be taken into consideration. Answered.
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