Officers version of the AB64

Discussion in 'General' started by jtr, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. jtr

    jtr Member


    Can anyone tell me what the officer's version of the British Army's AB64 Pay Book was please?

  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Not sure he would have one. He would be expected to have a bank account into which his salary could be paid
  3. jtr

    jtr Member

    There is one. I've seen one. But I just can't remember what it's called. I've tried a Google search but nothing. Cheers.
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Forum member Alastair AB64 may have the answer.

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  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Bear in mind the AB64 is a record of service as well as pay book, so while officers had bank accounts they still needed a record or service.

    On the Bank Account theme a veteran I knew went with 3 others to a War Office Selection Board and while there they were asked for their bank accounts, 2 had them 2 didn't, the 2 that didn't got dropped at that point, the opinion of the veteran was that the thought was Gentlemen had bank accounts so they weren't Gentlemen so not suitable officers (no idea if his opinion was right)
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  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Accounts I have seen suggest that newly commissioned officers were instructed to open accounts and this started in WW1 when after 1916 the majority of new officers were initially enlisted as privates. This appears coincident with the introduction of a uniform payment for new officers (and presumably the need for somewhere to pay it into)

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