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War Financial Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1917 No. 49 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 01 Mar 1917
Date of repeal 17 Dec 1926
Repealed by Repealed by War Financial Regulations (SR 1926 No. 174)

STATUTORY RULES.

1917. No. 49.

REGULATIONS UNDER THE DEFENCE ACT 1903–1915.

War Financial Regulations.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following regulation under the Defence Act 1903–1915, to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twenty-eighth day of February One thousand nine hundred and seventeen.

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

(Sgd.) LITTLETON E. GROOM,

for Minister of State for Defence.

__________

WAR FINANCIAL REGULATIONS.

AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE.

PART I.

Pay.

Pay prior to embarkation.

1. Prior to embarkation, members of the Australian Imperial Force, with the exception of Nurses and Masseuses, shall be paid at the following rates of pay:—

Rank.

Rate per annum.

Major-General..............................................................................................................

£1,200

Rank.

Rate per Diem.

 

£

s.

d.

Colonel or Brigadier........................................................................................................

2

5

0

Lieutenant-Colonel .........................................................................................................

1

17

6

Major...............................................................................................................................

1

10

0

Captain............................................................................................................................

1

2

6

Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant..............................................................................................

0

15

0

Adjutant, at rate of corresponding rank...........................................................................

 

 

Quartermaster, at rate of corresponding rank...................................................................

 

 

Foreman Artificer (Mechanical Transport), Foreman Mechanic (Flying Unit)..................

0

13

0

Brigade or Regimental Sergeant-Major, Quartermaster-Sergeant, Armament Artificer, Warrant Officer, Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant......................................................................................

0

12

0

Staff Sergeant (Wireless) ................................................................................................

0

14

0

Staff Sergeant Major, Squadron, Battery, Troop or Company Sergeant-Major, Farrier Quartermaster-Sergeant, Quartermaster-Sergeant (Flying Unit), Colour-Sergeant, Staff-Sergeant, Armorer Staff-Sergeant, Sergeant-Cook, Wheeler, Saddler, or Farrier Staff-Sergeant........................

0

11

0

C.14554.—Price 8d.


 

Rates of Pay—continued.

Rank.

Rate per Diem.

 

£

s.

d.

Squadron, Battery, Troop, or Company Quartermaster-Sergeant, Orderly-room-Sergeant, Farrier, Collar-maker, Wheeler or Saddler-Sergeant, or Sergeants of Mechanical Transport and Flying Units       

0

10

6

Sergeant, Pioneer, Signalling, Transport, Armourer, or Band-Sergeant, Sergeant-Trumpeter   

0

10

0

Corporal, Armourer, Band, Shoeing-smith, Signalling, or Pay and Orderly-room Corporal..  

0

9

0

2nd Corporal Bombardier...............................................................................

0

8

6

Mechanical Transport—

 

 

 

Workshop Fitters, Turners, Blacksmiths, Wheelers, Electricians............

0

8

0

Mechanics (Flying Unit and A.M.C. Motor Lorries)........................................

Cleaners and Waggonmen (Mechanical Transport), Drivers of all Motor Vehicles (except Motor Cycles)..................................................................................................................

0

6

0

Shoeing-smith and Driver...............................................................................

0

6

0

Acting-Bombardier, Lance-Corporal, Gunner, Sapper, Private, Bandsman, Collar-maker, Saddler, Wheeler, Trumpeter, Bugler, Drummer, Cook, Batman, Stretcher-bearer, Artificer, Storeman of Head-Quarters, Machine Gun Company..............................................................

0

5

0

Pay on and from date of embarkation,

2. On and from date of embarkation, members of the Australian Imperial Force, with the exception of Nurses and Masseuses, shall be paid at the following rates of pay:—

Rank.

Pay, including Deferred Pay.

Included in column “Pay” but Deferred.

 

Per annum.

Per diem

 

£

s.

d.

s.

d.

Major-General......................................................................................................

1,200

0

0

..

 

Per diem.

 

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

Colonel or Brigadier............................................................................................

2

5

0

8

0

Lieutenant-Colonel.............................................................................................

1

17

6

7

6

Major.....................................................................................................................

1

10

0

5

0

Captain..................................................................................................................

1

2

6

3

6

Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant...............................................................................

0

17

6

3

0

Adjutant................................................................................................................

According to rank

3

6

Quartermaster......................................................................................................

According to rank

3

6

Brigade or Regimental Sergeant-Major, Quartermaster-Sergeant, Armament Artificer, Foreman Artificer (Mechanical Transport), Foreman Mechanic (Flying Unit), Warrant Officer, Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant......................................................

0

13

0

2

6

Staff-Sergeant (Wireless)....................................................................................

0

14

0

2

6

Staff-Sergeant-Major, Squadron, Battery, Troop, or Company Sergeant-Major, Farrier Quartermaster-Sergeant, Quartermaster-Sergeant (Flying Unit), Colour-Sergeant, Staff-Sergeant, Armourer Staff-Sergeant, Sergeant-Cook, Wheeler, Saddler or Farrier Staff-Sergeant.............................................................................................................

0

12

0

2

0

Squadron, Battery, Troop, or Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Orderly-room-Sergeant, Farrier, Collarmaker, Wheeler, or Saddler-Sergeant, or Sergeants of Mechanical Transport and Flying Units…......................................................................

0

11

6

2

0


 

Rates of Pay—continued.

Rank.

Pay, including Deferred Pay.

Included in column “Pay” but Deferred.

 

Per diem.

Per Diem.

 

£

s.

d.

s.

d.

Sergeant, Pioneer, Signalling, Transport, Armourer, or Band-Sergeant, Sergeant-Trumpeter..................................................................................

0

10

6

2

0

Corporal, Armourer, Band, Shoeing-smith, Signalling or Pay and Orderly-room Corporal....................................................................................

0

10

0

1

6

2nd Corporal Bombardier..............................................................

0

9

0

1

6

Mechanical Transport—

 

 

 

 

Workshop Fitters, Turners, Blacksmiths, Wheelers, Electricians....

0

8

0

1

0

Mechanics (Flying Unit and A.M.C. Motor Lorries), all Drivers in Motor Transport Units and of all Motor Lorries...................................................

 

 

 

 

 

Shoeing Smith and Driver (including Drivers of Motor Vehicles other than Motor Cycles and those specified above) ...........................................

0

7

0

1

0

Cleaners and Waggonmen (Mechanical Transport), Acting-Bombardier, Lance-Corporal, Gunner, Sapper, Private, Bandsman, Collarmaker, Saddler, Wheeler, Trumpeter, Bugler, Drummer, Cook, Batman, Stretcher-bearer, Artificer, Storeman of Head-Quarters, Machine Gun Company...............

0

6

0

1

0

Officers under agreement.

3. In cases where the pay of officers under agreement with the Commonwealth Government exceeds that laid down for the rank of their appointments in the Australian Imperial Force, the rate payable under agreement shall be continued during their service with the Australian Imperial Force.

Colour-Sergeants’ pay.

4. All Colour-Sergeants who, in consequence of the re-organization of Battalions on the four company system, were appointed to be Company Quartermaster-Sergeants, shall continue to be paid at the rate laid down for the rank of Colour-Sergeant until promoted to a higher rank.

Nursing-service pay.

5. Nurses appointed to the Australian Imperial Force for service abroad shall be paid at the following rates of pay:—

 

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Matron in Chief, or Principal Matron (with an allowance of 10s. per diem, to include all allowances)           

15

0

Matron (if included).........................................................................................................

13

4

Sister in Charge, or Head Sister.........................................................................................

11

4

Nursing Sister...................................................................................................................

10

4

Staff Nurse.......................................................................................................................

7

10

Pay will commence seven days before the date on which the member is required to embark.

Masseuses’ pay.

6. Masseuses appointed to the Australian Imperial Force for service abroad shall be paid at the following rate of pay: —

7s. 10 d. per diem.

Pay will commence seven days before the date on which the member is required to embark.

Chaplains’ pay.

7. Chaplains appointed to the Australian Imperial Force for service shall be paid at the rate of pay granted to the combatant rank of Captain in the Australian Imperial Force, irrespective of their classification.


 

“Voyage only” officers and chaplains— pay of.

8. The following shall be the rates of pay of officers appointed for the voyage only for duty on transports: —

Officers Commanding Troops.—£575 per annum irrespective of rank and inclusive of all allowances.

Adjutants and Quartermasters.—Captain, £400 per annum Lieutenant, £350 per annum, inclusive of all allowances.

Veterinary Officers.—£500 per annum, inclusive of all allowances.

Chaplains.—£1 2s. 6d. per diem, inclusive of all allowances except field allowance, which is provided for under Regulation 17

Temporary rank. Pay of.

9. Members of the Australian Imperial Force temporarily promoted abroad to acting rank to fill vacancies in definite establishments ship receive the pay of the rank temporarily held by them for the period during which they are actually performing the duties of such positions. This regulation will operate from 31st July, 1915.

Prisoners of war.

10. A member of the Australian Imperial Force shall not forfeit his right to pay during the period of his absence as a prisoner of war unless it shall have been proved, before a court of inquiry, convened by order of the General Officer Commanding, that such soldier was taken prisoner through neglect or misconduct on his own part. In that casts he shall forfeit any balance of pay unissued to him during the period of imprisonment.

Soldiers reported “missing.”

11. A member of the Australian Imperial Force who has been reported as “ missing” for a period of two months, and regarding whom no advice has been since received, shall be removed from the Pay Roll from the day after notification that he was reported “missing.”

Soldiers reported “killed or prisoners of war.”

12. A member of the Australian Imperial Force who has been reported as “killed or prisoner of war” shall be treated in regard to pay in accordance with the regulation relating to soldiers reported “missing.”

Forfeiture of pay.

13. When any soldier, either by award of Commanding Officer or Court Martial, or as a consequence of offences committed or of illness caused by misconduct, forfeits any pay due to him, the amount of pay so forfeited shall, except as provided in Regulation 14, include for each day of forfeiture the whole of the daily pay to the soldier, including deferred pay.

Venereal patients.

14. The following shall be the rates of pay of venereal patients whilst in Isolation Camps in Australia:—

Patients unfit for duty in the V.D. Camp.

Pay at a daily rate of half the rate of pay of their rank shall accrue for all patients who are unfit for duty.

Patients fit for duty in the V.D. Camp.

Pay at the full daily rate of pay of their rank shall accrue for patients when they are reported by the Senior Medical Officer as fit for duty in the Isolation Camp, and provided that the report of the Officer Commanding the Camp regarding each is good and shows that the man has worked well.

No payment in excess of 1s. per day shall be made to any patient until he is returned to Training Camp cured and fit for duty there.


No payment in excess of 1s. per day shall be made to or shall accrue for patients who are guilty of concealment of Venereal Disease.

Members contracting Venereal Disease a second time shall not receive any pay during treatment, nor shall any amount accrue to their credit during such period.

All the privileges granted by this regulation are subject to good behaviour and obedience to orders by patients, and are liable to forfeiture for disobedience or misconduct.

Separation Allowance shall also be payable to dependents of Venereal patients in accordance with Regulation 38.

PART II.

Allowances.

Field allowance prior to embarkation.

For Field Allowance for Officers and Warrant Officers of the Australian Imperial Force prior to embarkation vide Financial and Allowance Regulation 230.

Field allowance subsequent to embarkation.

15. On and from date of embarkation Field Allowance shall be paid to members of the Australian Imperial Force at the following rates, until date of return to the Commonwealth, but no payment of Field Allowance shall be made for any period for which Travelling Allowance is paid: —

Rank.

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Major-General.......................................................................................

12

6

Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel............................................................

7

6

Major.....................................................................................................

5

0

Other Officers.......................................................................................

3

6

Warrant Officer.....................................................................................

1

0

Officers holding the undermentioned appointments shall be paid Field Allowance at the rate of 5s. per diem, provided their rank does not entitle them to a higher rate:—

(a) Brigade Major.

(b) Staff Captains on Brigade Staffs.

(c) Aides-de-Camp and Orderly Officers to Brigade and Higher Commanders.

(d) Officers of Divisional Head-Quarters.

(e) Adjutant.

Field allowance —Chaplains.

16. Chaplains appointed to the Australian Imperial Force for service abroad shall receive Field Allowance in accordance with their relative rank, and under the same conditions as officers of the Australian Imperial Force.

Field allowance —Voyage only— Chaplains.

17. Chaplains appointed for the voyage only for duty on Transports shall receive Field Allowance as for Chaplains of the 4th Class until their disembarkation on return to Australia, except for such periods for which leave of absence is granted.


Mess Allowance —Nurses and Masseuses.

18. Matrons, Sisters-in-Charge or Head Sisters, Nursing Sisters, Staff Nurses and Masseuses, shall receive a Mess Allowance of 2s 6d. per diem when cooked rations are not supplied to them.

In the case of Australian Nurses and Masseuses abroad attached to and performing duty at non-Australian Hospitals, the, full charge for messing will be met from the Commonwealth funds, in lieu of the payment of 2s. 6d. per diem.

Field Allowance for Nurses and Masseuses is not issuable under any circumstances.

Lodging Allowance— Nurses.

19. Lodging Allowance at the rate of 3s. per diem shall be paid to Nurses returning with invalids when board and lodging are not provided, whilst in Australia.

Outfit allowance— Officers.

20. Officers of the A.I.F. other than officers appointed for the voyage only shall on allotment to a Unit of the Expeditionary Forces or to a Unit Reinforcements receive an Outfit Allowance of £15 and shall in addition receive a free issue of approved uniform and equipment. A second Outfit Allowance shall not be paid to officers under any circumstances. Outfit Allowance shall not be paid to officers appointed for the voyage only.

Officers on appointment may provide themselves privately with breeches, greatcoats, and jackets, in lieu of receiving the ordinary free issue, and may be refunded the actual cost of such articles, provided the amounts claimed do not in any instance exceed the price of such article as published in Military Orders.

Officers serving abroad may after the completion of every twelve months’ service in the Australian Imperial Force, be granted a sum of £5 towards the expense of maintaining their equipment and clothing. &c.

Outfit allowance— Nurses and Masseuses.

21. Nurses and Masseuses on appointment to the Australian Imperial Force shall receive an Outfit Allowance of £21 under the conditions of and for the purposes prescribed in A.I.F. Orders. Nurses appointed for duty in Australia subsequent to 1st July, 1915, and who later arc detailed for duty abroad, will receive an allowance of £1 10s. for the purchase of a Cabin Trunk.

Subsistence allowance, also Field and Travelling allowances in addition to.

22. When Officers or Warrant and Non-commissioned Officers or men of the Australian Imperial Force are not provided abroad with free quarters, rations, fuel and light, they shall be paid Field Allowance in accordance with their ranks, and when on duty, may, in addition, be paid Subsistence Allowance at the following rates: —

 

s.

d.

Officer............................................................

5

0 per diem.

Warrant Officer .............................................

4

6 per diem.

Non-commissioned Officer............................

4

0 per diem.

Private............................................................

3

6 per diem.

Provided however that the subsistence allowance for Privates in France shall be 4s. per diem.

In cases where members of the Australian Imperial Force are in receipt of Subsistence Allowance they may continue to receive such allowance in addition to Travelling Allowance of rank for a period not exceeding fourteen days when travelling on duty in Egypt, and for a period not exceeding seven days when travelling on duty in Great Britain.


 

Travelling allowance.

23. The issue of Travelling Allowance to members of the Australian Imperial Force shall be governed by the Financial and Allowance Regulations, and Travelling Allowance shall not be payable except when a member is detailed for duty involving absence from his station, and quarters and rations cannot be supplied.

Ration allowance when on furlough.

24. Members of the Australian Imperial Force who are granted furlough abroad, and who are not supplied with quarters and rations, may be paid a ration allowance of 1s. 9d. per diem during such furlough for a period not exceeding seven days in the case of an officer, and fourteen days in the case of other ranks.

PART III.

Extra Duty Pay.

Acting N.C.O.’s in Depôt Battalions.

25. Non-commissioned Officers appointed provisionally to Depôt Battalions in Australia shall continue to receive pay as Privates and shall be granted extra duty pay as follows whilst performing such duties: —

 

s.

d.

Acting Regimental Quartermaster-Sergt......................

7

0 per diem.

Acting Company Sergt.-Major....................................

6

0 per diem,

Acting Regimental Orderly Room Sergt......................

5

6 per diem.

Acting Company Quartermaster-Sergeant ..................

5

6 per diem.

Acting Sergeant...........................................................

5

0 per diem.

Acting Corporal..........................................................

4

0 per diem.

Acting N.C.O.’s whilst attending Officers’ Training School.

26. Provisional and Acting Non-commissioned Officers whilst attending the Officers’ Training School in Australia shall receive pay as privates and shall be granted the difference between the rate of pay laid down for a private and the rate of their acting rank in the form of Extra Duty Pay.

Acting N.C.O.’s in Reinforcements.

27. In reinforcements for the Australian Imperial Force, soldiers may be appointed to act as sergeants and corporals in the following proportion to strength of detail::

1 Sergeant for every complete 30;

1 Corporal for every complete 20.

They shall continue to receive pay as privates, and shall be granted extra duty pay in addition whilst performing such duties, according to the following scale:—

 

Acting Sergeants.

Acting Corporals.

Prior to embarkation...........................

5s. per diem

4s. per diem

On and from date of embarkation

4s. 6d. per diem

4s. per diem

The acting appointment and all allowances in respect of same shall terminate immediately drafts reach and are absorbed into units, or on the soldier’s services in the capacity of acting non-commissioned officer being no longer required, whichever is the earlier.

Acting Ship’s Non-commissioned Officers.

28. On transports conveying Reinforcements alone soldiers may be appointed to act as:—

(i) Ship’s Sergeant-Major.

(ii) Ship’s Quartermaster-Sergeant.


 

They shall continue to receive pay as Privates and will be granted Extra Duty Pay in addition whilst performing such duties at the following rates:—

Ship’s Sergeant-Major, 6s. per diem.

Ship’s Quartermaster-Sergeant, 5s. 6d per diem.

The acting appointment and all allowances in respect of same will terminate immediately drafts have disembarked, or on the soldier’s services in the capacity of acting non-commissioned officer being no longer required, whichever is the earlier.

Acting N.C.O.’s on voyage to Australia.

29. In cases where there are insufficient non-commissioned officers fit for duty on transports returning to Australia, Officers Commanding Troops are empowered to appoint soldiers to act as Sergeants and Corporals in the following proportion:—

1 Sergeant for every complete 50 rank and file.

1 Corporal for every complete 25 rank and file.

Such non-commissioned officers shall receive Extra Duty Pay at the rate of the difference between the rate of pay of their substantive rank and the rate for the acting rank held by them, and the acting appointments and all allowances in respect of same will terminate on date of disembarkation in Australia, or on the soldier’s services in the capacity of acting non-commissioned officer being no longer required, whichever is the earlier.

Acting N.C.O.’s in Venereal Isolation Camps.

30. When non-commissioned officers are not available and it is necessary to detail privates to act as non-commissioned officers in Venereal Isolation Camps in Australia, they shall he appointed in the following proportion: —

1 Acting Sergeant for every complete 40

1 Acting Corporal for every complete 20

and extra duty pay as under will accrue to their credit whilst they are performing the duties of non-commissioned officers and are actually retained in the Venereal Isolation Camp until fit for discharge therefrom:—

Acting Corporals, 2s. per diem, in addition to Private’s pay.

Acting Sergeants, 3s. per diem, in addition to Private’s pay.

PART IV.

Allotments and Separation Allowance.

Deductions from pay for provision of dependants.

31. The Minister may authorize the deduction from the pay of any Officer or Member of any Expeditionary Forces of such reasonable sums as he may think fit for the support of any person who, in his opinion, is wholly or partly dependent upon, or has a claim for maintenance against, the Officer or Member, and the payment of such sums to or for the benefit of any such person.

Separation allowance— Rates and to whom payable.

32. Regarding married members of the Australian Imperial Force receiving less than 10s. per diem (including, after embarkation, deferred pay), Separation Allowance will be paid from 1st October, 1916, as follows, for each day for which pay is due, subject to relative instructions which have been or may be issued:—

(a) For wife living at home,* 1s. 5d. per diem.

(b) For each child under sixteen years of age, 4½d. per diem.

________________________________________________________________________________

* Note.—“Living at home” is intended to mean living at the home maintained in Australia or New Zealand by the husband for his wife and children irrespective of the locality where it may be necessary for the husband to reside.


 

A similar allowance as in (a) may be paid to the undermentioned relatives of members of the Australian Imperial Force, provided that they are dependent upon such member for support, and that they are not in receipt of either Invalid, Old-age, or War Pension:—

Mother;

Married sister, who is a widow;

Invalid father, whose wife is not alive.

Similarly the allowance prescribed in (b) may be paid in respect of the following: —

Brothers and sisters under the age of 16 years;

Children under 16 years of age of a married sister who is a widow and of whom the member is the sole support;

Children under 16 years of age of a member who, after a legal or mutual separation has been entered into, continues to maintain them by allotting a portion of his military pay for such purpose.

Separation Allowance may be issued on account of a member of the Australian Imperial Force to a woman who stands in the same relationship as a wife to the soldier concerned, provided that the woman has been entirely dependent upon the soldier for her maintenance and would otherwise be destitute, and provided further that the statutory allotment required of married soldiers is made in her favour. In such cases proof will be required that the soldier was living with the woman to whom the payment is to be made on a bonâ fide permanent domestic basis.

Separation Allowance may also be issued in respect of children of the soldier concerned who are in the charge of such women.

Separation Allowance may be issued in respect of adopted children of members of the Australian Imperial Force, provided the District Paymaster concerned satisfies himself by sight of Deed of Adoption or other proof of the actual adoption.

Separation Allowance at the rate prescribed for the dependant concerned may be paid in cases in which an order of a Court has been made for maintenance, and also in any other case upon the approval of the Minister.

Separation Allowance in all the foregoing cases is subject to the limitation that the amount thereof, added to the member’s pay (including, after embarkation, deferred pay), shall not in any case exceed 10s. per diem.

Allotment and Separation Allowance— Continuance after death of soldier.

33. In the event of the death of a member of the Australian Imperial Force payment of allotment and Separation Allowance shall be continued until the termination of a period of two months from date of notification of death by the Base Records or until a War Pension is payable whichever first occurs.

Allotment and Separation Allowance— Continuance after soldier is reported “ missing.”

34. Should a member of the Australian Imperial Force be reported “missing,” payment of allotment, if it is not being made to a dependant, wall cease on the expiration of two months from the date of notification by the Base Records that the soldier was “missing.”

In cases where allotments are payable to bonâ fide dependants, the issue of allotment and separation allowance shall be continued until the termination of a further period of two months or until a War Pension is payable, whichever first occurs.

C.14554.—2


 

If at any time during the first two months the soldier is definitely ascertained to be dead, the allotment of pay and separation allowance to a dependant shall be continued until the expiry of two months from the date of notification of death or until a War Pension is payable which ever first occurs, but in the case of an allotment which is not payable to a dependant, payment of same shall cease on the expiry of two months from the date of notification that the soldier was “missing.”

Allotment and Separation Allowance— Continuance whilst soldier is “ prisoner of war.”

35. An allotment of pay made by a soldier who has been taken “prisoner of war” shall continue to be paid unless and until it shall be proved before the Court of Inquiry referred to in section 136, Field Service Regulations, Part II., that such soldier was taken prisoner through neglect or misconduct on his own part.

Separation Allowance shall also be continued under the same conditions as allotments of pay.

Allotment and Separation Allowance— Continuance after soldier is reported “killed or prisoner of war.”

36. Allotments of pay and Separation Allowance in respect of members of the Australian Imperial Force who are reported “killed or prisoners of war,” shall be treated in accordance with regulation 34  relative to members of the Australian Imperial Force reported “ missing.”

Allotment and Separation Allowance— Disciplinary cases.

37 (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 13 regarding the whole of the daily rate of pay being forfeited, any allotment made by a soldier to bonâ fide dependants will, in cases in which the sentence does not include discharge or dismissal, be continued to be paid during the period of such forfeiture, provided that such allotment does not exceed the maximum compulsory rate for private, i.e., for wife only, 2s. per diem, and for wife and children 3s. per diem. An allotment payable to a bonâ fide dependant, and exceeding the maximum compulsory rate for private, will, however, be reduced to such rate, and be continued accordingly.

(2) In addition, Separation Allowance will continue to be paid to allottees who are already in receipt of same, and will also be paid to allottees of non-commissioned officers who are undergoing stoppage of pay, provided that such allottee would have been eligible to receive Separation Allowance had the soldier been in receipt of less than 10s. per diem. In no case will Separation Allowance be issued in excess of 2s. per diem.

(3) No payment, under this instruction will exceed the amount originally payable to allottees.

(4) Provided also that in the event of the death of the member concerned whilst on active service, no stoppage on this account will be made from next-of-kin or beneficiaries under the member’s will when settlement of the deceased soldier’s account takes place, nor from the soldier should be become permanently disabled from causes other than misconduct whilst on active service.

(5) In any case in which a sentence by Court Martial includes dismissal or discharge from the Force, all payments on account of the soldier, whether to dependants, or otherwise, shall cease as from the date of award of the Court.

(6) Any sums paid to dependants under this regulation will be deducted from any amount standing to the credit of the soldier, except as provided in paragraph 4, and should there be a debit balance against


 

his account on the expiry of the period of forfeiture the reduced allotment and Separation Allowance shall be continued until the debit is liquidated, the soldier being allowed an amount of 6d. per day after the forfeiture has expired.

Allotments and Separation Allowance— Venereal cases.

38. Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 13 allotments of pay and separation allowance in respect of members of the Australian Imperial Force who are venereal patients in Isolation Camps in Australia shall he treated as follows:—

Patients Unfit for Duty in the Isolation Camp.

Allotments and Separation Allowance shall be continued to dependants at the rates prescribed in regulation 37 during the period that the patient is unfit for duty in the Isolation Camp, and such rates shall still be continued on the patient being reported by the Senior Medical Officer as fit for duty, until any debit brought about by the payment of allotment and separation allowance during period of unfitness for duty has been liquidated. If, after the soldier’s discharge from the Isolation Camp a debit balance still remains, payment of the allotment will continue at the reduced rate, and the soldier be allowed an amount of 6d. per diem until the debit has been cleared.

Patients Fit for Duty in the Isolation Camp.

The full rate of allotment and Separation Allowance shall be continued except in cases where the provisions of the previous paragraph apply in regard to a prior period of unfitness for duty.

Patients Guilty of Concealment of Venereal Disease and Patients who have contracted Venereal Disease a Second Time.

Allotments and Separation Allowance shall be continued to dependants at the rates prescribed in regulation 37 during the whole period of the patient’s treatment.

Provided that they are not guilty of concealment of venereal disease, nor have contracted venereal disease a second time, patients with dependants shall be credited with half the rate of Separation Allowance when unfit for duty and the full rate of Separation Allowance when fit for duty, in addition to the similar rates of pay authorized by regulation 14.

Allotments and Separation Allowance continued under this regulation shall be a first charge against any sums in excess of 1s. per diem earned by patients whilst in Isolation Camp, and thereafter against any sum earned in excess of 6d. per diem.

PART V.

Medical.

Ships’ Surgeons —Employment of.

39. Ships’ Surgeons may be employed at a rate of £1 per diem as Assistant Medical Officers on Transports conveying troops, provided they are prepared to undertake such duty at the rate mentioned.

The period for which payment will be made shall be from the date of embarkation of troops till date of disembarkation, and in cases where troops are embarked or disembarked at more than one port, the date of


 

embarkation will be that on which troops first embarked, and the date of disembarkation that on which disembarkation was completed. In the event of any Assistant Medical Officer joining a transport at a port other than the first port of embarkation, he shall receive payment from date of joining only.

Claims shall in all cases be supported by a certificate given by the Officer Commanding Troops, showing the name of Transport, date and port of embarkation of troops, and date and port of disembarkation of troops.

PART VI

Leave.

Sick leave.

40. Pay of their rank in the Australian Imperial Force may be continued to members of the Australian Imperial Force who are absent from duty owing to sickness, injury, or wounds, until they are returned to duty, or in cases found unfit for further service until discharge, which., except as provided in the Instructions for Control of Invalids, will not be effected for so long as a member requires active medical treatment. Provided that in cases of permanent incapacity, total or partial, military pay shall cease at a date not later than two months after confirmation by the Principal Medical Officer of the recommendation for discharge.

When the earning capacity of a member in his civil capacity is not affected, military pay shall cease, and discharge take effect fourteen days after confirmation by the Principal Medical Officer of the recommendation for discharge.

Men who have already been discharged from the Forces for malaria contracted on active service, may, whilst undergoing a course of treatment at the Townsville Tropical Institute, be paid at the rate received by them at date of discharge for a period not exceeding three months.

Acting N.C.O’s pay during sick leave.

41. Soldiers who are acting as Non-commissioned Officers, and are in receipt of the extra duty pay laid down in regulation 25, shall continue to receive additional payment during their absence on sick leave.

Leave to enable members of the Australian Imperial Force to return to Australia.

42. If a member of the Australian Imperial Force, whilst on active service abroad, be granted leave to return to Australia on private affairs, he may be allowed half-pay for the period of leave that is approved.

Returned members of A.I.F. other than medical or disciplinary cases.

43. Members of the Australian Imperial Force returned from active service for reasons other than medical or disciplinary shall receive pay up to a date fourteen days subsequent to disembarkation.

PART VII.

Travelling.

Railway passes for soldiers on final leave.

44. Railway passes to their homes over State-owned lines only may be granted to members of the Australian Imperial Force when they are on final leave. Passes will not be granted for coach journeys or voyages by steamer.


 

Railway passes for returned soldiers.

45. Railway passes, also steamer and coach, warrants, may be granted to returned members of the Australian Imperial Force to their homes after disembarkation and on return to duty, also when they are required to travel on official duty, as, for instance, attendance before a Medical Board.

A.M.C. Personnel and Nurses returned to Australia on duty—passes for.

46. Army Medical Corps personnel and Nurses returning on transport duty who are required to proceed on duty to the terminal port may be granted free passes to their homes or places of enlistment.

Warrants for discharged soldiers.

47. Warrants may be issued for rail, steamer, or coach fares for the transport of discharged members of the Australian Imperial Force back to place of enlistment, except in the case of a man discharged at his own request, in which case his return fare will only be paid by the Department on the special approval of the District Commandant. All such cases are to be fully inquired into, and only where proof exists of great hardship being inflicted by a man having to pay his own fare will his return fare be paid by this Department.

In either of the above-mentioned cases in which warrants are granted they may be issued to any other place within the Commonwealth, provided that the cost of transport to the latter does not exceed the cost of return to the place of enlistment.

PART VIII.

Funerals.

Soldiers who die in Australia.

48. The provisions of Financial and Allowance Regulation 328 will apply to the funerals of members of the Australian Imperial Force who die in Australia.

Burials at sea.

49. On the occasion of the death of a member of the Australian Imperial Force on board a Transport, the burial taking place at sea, payment of £1 will be allowed for distribution amongst those of the crew who perform undertaker’s duties, except that in regard to Hospital Transports the remuneration shall be at the rate of 5s. a body buried at sea, subject to a minimum of £1, on any one day.

The amounts are to be paid by the Master of the vessel, and reclaimed by the owners, who should produce receipted vouchers countersigned by the Commanding Officer of troops on board.

PART IX.

Miscellaneous.

Plain clothes or allowance in lieu on discharge.

50. Soldiers, when discharged, will receive a suit of plain clothes and a cap, or the sum of 30s. in lieu. The above issue will be free, except in the case of recruits with less than three months’ service in the Australian Imperial Force who are discharged for disciplinary reasons, in which case the plain clothes will be issued and a deduction of 30s. made from the soldier’s pay. Plain clothes will not be issued in any case in which a soldier is already in possession of them.


 

Allowance for Knives, Spoons. Forks, and Razors.

51. Recruits who, on enlistment, provide themselves privately with any of the following, viz., knives, forks, spoons, and razors, may draw a cash allowance at the following rates in lieu of receiving a free issue from stock:––

 

s.

d.

Fork, F.S.............................................

0

3

Knife, F.S...........................................

0

9

Razor .................................................

2

0

Spoon, F.S..........................................

0

3

Articles for which a cash allowance has been paid will become the property of the Commonwealth and will be accounted for as laid down in M.O. 239/1916.

HOME SERVICE.

PART X.

PaY.

Returned Officers.

52. Officers of the Australian Imperial Force whose services have been terminated on account of medical unfitness, but who are fit for Home Service, may be called up for Home Service during the War with pay at the Citizen Force rates prescribed in Financial and Allowance Regulation 341 for the highest substantive rank gained by them in the Australian Imperial Force provided that the allotted duty is commensurate with the rank they hold, and that this action is not to form a precedent as to action after the termination of the War.

The foregoing will not apply to members of the Permanent Forces who will resume duty in their units with the rank they held prior to appointment to the Australian Imperial Force.

Officers of A.A.M.C. and Dental Reserve.

53. Officers of the A.A.M.C. and Dental Reserve appointed, or called up for duty in connexion with Medical and Dental Services, also Civilian Practitioners, shall be paid as follows:—

(1) Officers Holding Special Appointments.—At the rates specified in terms of appointment.

(2) Officers of the District Standing Medical Board.—At the daily rate prescribed for their ranks in F. and A. Regulation 340 for each sitting. A sitting for which full rate of pay will be paid, shall be for not less than four cases, and not more than one sitting shall be paid for, for any one day.

Sittings for less than four cases shall be paid for at half rates.

(3) All Other Officers of A.A.M.C. and Dental Reserve.— At the daily rate prescribed for their ranks in F. and A. Regulation 340. If they are employed for less than three hours in any one day, half rates shall be payable, provided that the regular visit to his wards by a Medical Officer of a hospital shall be claimed as a half-day.


 

In regard to Honorary Lieutenants of the A.A.M.O. performing duties of Dentists and Masseurs at Camps, the time actually occupied in travelling shall be taken into account in computing the minimum duration of a half-day parade of three hours.

(4) Civilian Medical Practitioners.—For examination of recruits, at the rate of 2s. 6d. each for first fire examinations on each day and 1s. for each examination over five.

The maximum rate for officers employed under (2) and (3) shall be for Lieutenant-Colonel.

Nurses and Masseuses.

54. The following shall be the rates of pay and allowances, except outfit allowance, of nurses (female) and masseuses performing duty in Australia: —

Appointment.

Pay. p.d.

Laundry. p.d.

Rations p.d.

Total. p.d.

 

 

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

 

Matron-in-Chief or Principal Matron
District Principal Matrons and Matrons-in-Charge of Hospitals…………

14

11

0

9

2

6

18

2.

 

9

8

0

9

2

6

12

11*

 

to

 

 

 

 

to

 

11

8

0

9

2

6

14

11

 

Sister-in-Charge or Head Sister ..

8

8

0

9

2

6

11

11

 

Sisters……………………………

7

8

0

9

2

6

10

11

 

Staff Nurses, also Masseuses……

5

11

0

9

2

6

9

2

 

Appointment.

Pay per week.

Allowances.

Total per week.

 

 

£.

s.

d.

1s. 6d per diem in of rations and laundry

Cooked rations to be supplied

£

s.

d.

Domestic……………………….

1

1

0

1

11

6

Wards Maids…………………...

0

18

6

0

18

6

* Actual rate payable to be approved by D.G.M.S. in each case.

If lodgings are not provided, 7s. per week is to be paid in lieu.

Censors.

55. The following shall be the rates of pay of the Censorship Staff:—

Deputy Chief Censor, £750 per annum.

Censor at Head-Quarters, £550 per annum.

Senior Censor in each State, £550 per annum.

Senior Assistant Censors (2), £500 per annum.

Other Assistant Censors and Interpreters, £400 per annum.

Junior Assistant Censors, £250 to £300 per annum.

Eight hours, with time off for one meal, shall be considered a working day upon Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on ordinary week days. Where a member of their Censorship Staff devotes part of his time to the duties of his civilian occupation, a corresponding deduction shall be made from the amount to be paid to him.

Payments shall be computed in accordance with Treasury Regulation 47.


 

Overtime is not payable to a member of the Censorship Staff holding any of the appointments abovementioned nor shall any payment in excess of one day’s pay be issued for any period of twenty-four hours.

Militia Forces and Cattle Guards.

56. Members of the Militia Forces and Cable Guards mobilized in connexion with the precautionary stage of the Defence Scheme shall be paid in accordance with Financial and Allowance Regulation 340 except that Shoeing Smiths, Artificers, and Drivers shall receive 6s. per diem instead of 5s., and privates and relative ranks shall receive 5s. per diem instead of 4s.

During the discontinuance of the training of the Militia Forces, Militia Non-commissioned Officers not above the rank of Sergeant may be called up as follows to attend ‘‘Office" Parades for the purpose of clerical duty, with Militia rate of pay of rank:—

Per Company, Squadron Battery, or similar unit.—One Non-commissioned Officer for the period of training as prescribed in Financial and Allowance Regulation 340.

Per Regimental, Battalion, or Brigade Head-Quarters.—One Non-commissioned Officer for six days per month.

PART XI.

ALLOWANCES.

Field Allowance —A.A.M.C. and Dental Reserve.

57. Field Allowance shall only be paid to whole time A.A.M.C. and Dental Reserve Officers. Officers drawing such allowance shall not entitled to free issue of rations.

Separation Allowance— Members of Militia units mobilized.

58. Separation Allowance in accordance with Financial and Allowance Regulation 364 shall be paid to dependants of members of Militia units mobilized.

Uniform grant—Acting S.S.M.’s Instructional Staff.

59. A grant of £5 for the provision of suitable uniform may be made to Non-commissioned Officers of the Permanent Forces who are appointed Acting Staff Sergeants-Major of the Instructional Staff, and who are “on command” from their own unit.

Uniform allowance—Warrant and Non-commissioned officers of Instructional Staff (permanent and temporary) and permanent units.

60. When employed at Mobilization and Concentration Camps Warrant and Non-commissioned Officers of the Instructional Staff, and Warrant and Non-commissioned Officers of the Permanent Units, who are in receipt of consolidated rates of pay, may be paid an allowance at the rate of 10s. for each complete period of 30 days—not necessary continuous—to cover the cost of extra wear and tear of uniform. Payment shall be made quarterly in arrear. Instructors enlisted in A.I.F. are not entitled to receive this allowance.

Uniform allowance—Members of Militia Forces called up for duty on Instructional Staff.

61. When called up for duty on the Instructional Staff at Mobilization and Concentration Camps, members of the Citizen Forces may paid an allowance at the rate of 10s. per month for each complete period of thirty days—not necessarily continuous—to cover the cost of estimated wear and tear of uniform.

Nurses’ and Masseuses’ outfit allowance.

62. Nurses and Masseuses appointed for duty in Australia shall receive an Outfit Allowance of £19 10s. under the conditions of and for the purposes prescribed in Military Order 705/1915.


PART XII.

Leave

Officers and Non-commissioned Officers temporarily appointed to the Instructional Staff.

63. Financial and Allowance Regulations 311 to 320—Leave of absence on ground of illness, Permanent Forces—shall apply in cases where Officers and Non-commissioned Officers temporarily appointed to the Instructional Staff, are necessarily absent from regular duty on account of sickness or injury.

Men enlisted for Home Service, and those employed on mobilization duties.

64. Persons enlisted for Home Service, and those employed on mobilization duties will be granted Recreation and Sick Leave in accordance with the scale laid down for members of the Permanent Forces.

PART XIII.

Travelling.

Rail passes— Permanent Forces at A.I.F. Camps.

65. Railway Warrants may be issued as under to Officers, Warrant, and Non-commissioned Officers of the Permanent Forces doing duty at Australian Imperial Force Camps situated more than twenty-five miles from their recognised place of residence when they are granted leave of absence for the purpose of visiting their homes, provided that such leave is not granted more frequently than once per fortnight:—

1. Free rail passes will be allowed fortnightly only in such cases where the journey can be undertaken during the ordinary week end leave period.

2. In other cases the privilege will be permitted not more often than once in three months, and then only provided that absence from duty does not extend for more than one week.

In no case shall free steamer passages be allowed.

Rail passes— Chaplains visiting camps.

66. In cases where railway facilities do not exist, the payment of a sum not exceeding 7s. 6d. for each necessary journey to and from Camp may be made to Chaplains when required to attend Australian Imperial Force and Mobilization Camps.

Travelling expenses— Chaplains visiting hospitals.

67. Payment of travelling expenses incurred by Chaplains whilst proceeding from and returning to their residences in connexion with visits on duty to Hospitals to which they are detailed, may be refunded to them, provided that the amount payable does not exceed the actual cost of train or tram fare, and in cases where trains or trains are not available, the cost of hire of a cab.

PART XIV.

Funerals.

Members of A.I.F. enlisted for Home Service.

68. The provisions of Financial and Allowance Regulation 328 will apply to the funerals of members of the Australian Imperial Force enlisted for Home Service.


 

PART XV.

Imperial Reservists.

Payments to dependants in Australia.

69. Payment of the difference between the rates of pay received by them in the Imperial Army and separation allowance received by their dependants from the Imperial Government and the rates of pay and separation allowance that would have been payable had they joined the Australian Imperial Force, shall be made to the dependants of Imperial Reservists who were resident in the Commonwealth at time of mobilization, provided that such dependants are resident in Australia

Payments to Reservists without dependants in Australia.

70. Payment of the difference between the rates of pay received by them in the Imperial Army and the rates of pay that would have been received by them had they joined the Australian Imperial Force, shall be paid, on their return to Australia, to Imperial Reservists who were resident in the Commonwealth at time of mobilization and who have no dependants in Australia.

Continuance of payments after discharge.

71. In order that Australian dependants of Imperial Reservists may not be left without means of support during the period that Reservists are returning to Australia, payment of the difference between the Imperial and Australian rates of pay and Separation Allowance may be continued for a period of six weeks after a Reservist’s discharge in England.

In the case of single men without dependants in Australia who receive the difference between Imperial and Australian rates on return to the Commonwealth, the additional payment shall cease to accrue from the date of discharge in England.

Continuance of payments after death.

72. In the event of the death of an Imperial Reservist, payment of the difference between Imperial and Australian rates of pay and Separation Allowance shall be continued in the case of those who have dependants residing in the Commonwealth, until the expiration of a period of two months from the date of notification of his death or until a War Pension is payable, whichever first occurs.

MISCELLANEOUS WAR MATTERS.

PART XVI.

Enemy Expenditure.

Payment for work done in camps of internment.

73. Any interned person who volunteers for employment and is employed in making improvements in the camp of internment or in other useful work, may receive as pocket money the sum of 1s. for each day’s work actually done. In special cases such rates as may be approved by the Minister may be paid.

Allowance to families.

74. The wife of any interned person in destitute circumstances may be paid at the rate of 10s. per week with an additional sum of 2s. 6d. per week for each child under fourteen years of age. In special case such rates, as may be approved by the Minister may be paid.


 

Pay of naval and military officers.

75. (1) (a) Prisoners of war who are commissioned officers of the Naval or Military Forces of enemy Governments, and who were taken during the course of naval or military operations, will receive pay at the rates specified in sub-paragraph (2).

(b) A prisoner not so captured, who claims to be treated as an officer, will be required to prove by documentary evidence or otherwise to the satisfaction. of the Commandant of the place of internment to which he is first taken, that he is a commissioned officer on full pay. Should be not be able to produce such proof, his name may be put forward to Head-Quarters for submission to his Government, with a view to their stating whether they recognise him as an officer and undertake the liabilities contingent on such recognition.

(c) Pending such undertaking being received no pay will be issued.

(d) With reference to paragraph (a), German prisoners of war who are Acting Officers (Offizier Stellvertreter), Ensigns (Fahnriche), Aspirant Officers and Cadets (Vizefeldwebel, Vizewachtmeister, Fahnenjunker), and midshipmen are not entitled to receive the pay laid down for commissioned officers.

(e) If in a particular case uncertainty exists as to the exact status of an officer prisoner, no pay should be issued until the matter has been referred to Head-Quarters and a decision notified.

(f) Officers of enemy armed merchant cruisers, not engaged in commerce, will be regarded as belonging to the Enemy’s Navy.

(g) Pay will be issued only while an officer is in a place of internment. He will not be entitled to any pay while in a hospital exterior to such place.

(h) The first advance of pay should be supported in the Commandant’s accounts by a statement showing in what way the payee proved that he was a commissioned officer on full pay.

(2) The rate of pay will be such a sum as, with the cost of the daily ration supplied to the prisoner, will amount to the following sums:—

For 2nd Lieutenants and Lieutenants, 4s. per day;

For Captains and officers of higher ranks, 4s. 6d. per day.

These rates are to be followed for naval officer prisoners as well as for military officer prisoners; the table of relative ranks in paragraph 1767, King’s Regulations, being used for this purpose, together with the Official Handbooks of the German and Austro-Hungarian Armies.

(3) Officers will provide themselves with articles of clothing of which they are in need.

Free hospital treatment will be given to officers.

(4) No pay other than working pay, under paragraph 73 will be issued to prisoners who are not officers as defined in sub-paragraph (1); they will be fed and clothed at the public expense.

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