Isaac Rosenberg’s death payment

Online now at Ancestry.co.uk is a new resource, the Soldiers’ Effects Registers, which show the money paid by the British Government to the next of kin of men killed in action in WWI and the Boer War.
As an example, here is the record of Isaac Rosenberg. It shows the final balance of his pay, plus a gratuity of £11 paid to his father, who must have been listed as next of kin. Apparently the average settlement was £10.7s, and mothers were the relative most often named as next of kin.rosenberg effects
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