Example calculation – Men with less than 6 month home service

Private A F Bennett – Royal Field Artillery

Private Bennett was a pre-war territorial soldier who was killed in the Scarborough bombardment of December 1914

As a man with less than 6 month home service his soldiers effects entry was annotated with ‘Insufficient service’ for the war gratuity.

He did receive a minimum payment of £2 service gratuity however this is not noted on the effects record.