Australian Expeditionary Forces: Recruits wanted [Army recruitment advertisement, World War One, 6 April 1917]

[Editor: A recruitment advertisement for the Australian Army, printed during World War One. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 6 April 1917.]

Australian Expeditionary Forces.

Recruits Wanted.

EVERY MAN PHYSICALLY FIT IS WANTED

CONDITIONS OF ENLISTMENT.

Age, 18 to 45 years.
Minimum height, 5 feet 2 inches.
Chest measurement, 33 inches.

Persons desiring to enlist should apply at the nearest Town Hall, Shire Hall, Drill Hall, or Recruiting Depot. where arrangements will be made for medical examination.

Persons who are considered suitable will be granted free Railway tickets to the Metropolis for final medical examination and enlistment.

RATES OF PAY PER DAY.
Prior to embarkation. On and from date of embarkation (including deferred pay).
Lieutenant … 15s … … … … 21s
Sergeant … … 10s … … … … 10s 6d
Corporal … … 9s … … … … 10s
Private … … 5s … … … … 6s

SEPARATION ALLOWANCE.
Separation allowance will be paid to married men who are receiving less than 8s per day, but such allowance will not exceed the amount necessary to make up the difference between their daily rate of pay and 8s per day
Subject to this limitation the amounts payable are as follows:—
(a) For wife living at home 1s 5d per day.
(b) For each child under 16 years of age, 4½d per day.
A similar allowance as in (a) is payable under the same conditions to the mother of a member, if she is solely dependent on him for support.

PENSIONS.
Pensions payable to widow on death of member of the Forces or to a member on total incapacity:—
Lieutenant, £91 per annum.
Sergeant, £70 per annum.
Corporal, £68 per annum.
Private, £52 per annum.

In addition, on the death or total incapacity of a member, for each child under 16 years of age £13 per annum.
In cases of total incapacity the wife in addition receives half the rate specified above for the respective rank. Pensions are payable also to other dependents.



Source:
The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate (Evelyn, Vic.), Friday 6 April 1917, page 1

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