Navy List for June 1879|
Gratuities to Widows and Children and Parents of Men Killed on Duty
The Widows of Petty Officers and Seamen of the Royal Navy, and of Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Royal Marines, are not eligible for Pensions under any circumstances whatever, but if their husbands have been killed or drowned on duty in Her Majesty's Service, or shall have died from causes clearly attributable to the Service they shall be allowed, under the provisions of Order in Council of 9th September, 1865, a Gratuity equal to one year's full wages, according to the rating of their late husbands at the time of their death, exclusive of any badge or other extra or additional pay.
All correspondence on this subject is to be addressed,
"To the Accountant-General of the Navy."
In the event of such men not leaving widows, but leaving children, or aged parents who were dependent on their sons' official allotments, Gratuities, not exceeding one years' full-pay, may be given, at the discretion of the Admiralty, to such children or parents, under the provisions of Order in Council of 4th February, 1875
All correspondence on this subject is to be addressed
"To the Secretary of the Admiralty."
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