Police Constables serving in South Africa: Approval of allowances 1900

Hertfordshire Mercury, 27th January 1900


It was reported that twelve Hertfordshire Police Constables in the First Class Army Reserve were called upon to rejoin the colours for active service in South Africa.

The County Council unanimously approved the following allowances for the relatives of these men whilst on active service :

  • 10 shillings per week (including 3 shillings for rent) to the wife
  • 1 shilling and 6 pence for each child under 15 years
  • an allowance not exceeding 7 shillings per week for unmarried men who have regularly supported their parents or other legal dependants.

Unfortunately, one of the men had been killed in the Battle of Belmont.

Reported in Hertfordshire Mercury 27 January 1900

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