Details of Pensions and extra Payments made to Officers due to War
Hertfordshire Mercury, 8th May 1915
At the Annual Meeting of Hertfordshire County Council, held at the Shire Hall, Hertford, on Monday, the Standing Joint Police Committee reported that Sergt. Daniel Hewitt, who had served 24 years and 3 months in the Constabulary had been certified unfit for further service owing to heart disease and granted a pension of £54 10s. 2d. It was also reported that the widow of the late Sergt. Beckwith had been granted a sum of £121 13s. 4d., and that a pension of £73 6s. 8d. had fallen in owing to the death of ex-Inspector C. Boutell.
The Standing Joint Committee also reported that they had received applications from the police for additional allowances to be made to them during the war owing to the increased cost of living, and they had allowed 3s. to married men, and 2s. per week extra to single men, the grants to be reconsidered in six months. If the grants are continued for a year it will cost the ratepayers £2,470.