Register of effects – Julian Grenfell, Edward Thomas, Saki

Yesterday I mentioned the Register of Soldiers’ Effects, which lists monies paid to the family of those killed in action, and showed Isaac Rosenberg’s record as an example. Officers’ records are listed by initial rather than by full Christian names. Here, from early in the War, is Julian Grenfell’s record. Click on it for a full-size image.

grenfell effects

Later records seem to have become less full. Here is Edward Thomas’s record, which does not tell us who the money was paid to.

thomas effects

Officers’ families received considerably more than the dependents of enlisted men. I’m not sure on what basis the sums were calculated; doubtless the rules governing the calculations exist somewhere.

Here is the record of ‘Saki’:

saki effects


  1. Ann McDonald
    Posted January 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    With regard to the monies paid following Edward Thomas’s death -just click onto the next page. It shows the money was paid to his wife, Helen.

    • Posted January 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Ann. I should have spotted that. Here’s the continuation of the entry. Click on this thumbnail to see it full size.

  2. Posted January 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Much of the monies (from the initial press releases) were arrears of pay, so would naturally be higher for officers

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