Old 02-16-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&.I.

Hello,

I am currently deciphering the military file of a soldier who went A.W.L. for a week in 1941 while attending the Brockville Military Academy in Ontario. The file says that he "automatically forfeits 7 days pay under Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&I."

Anyone knows what Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&.I. refers to?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-16-2017, 06:26 PM   #2
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[quote=FredericSmith;19545]Hello,

I am currently deciphering the military file of a soldier who went A.W.L. for a week in 1941 while attending the Brockville Military Academy in Ontario. The file says that he "automatically forfeits 7 days pay under Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&I."

Anyone knows what Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&.I. refers to?
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Article 149 (1) (a) Field Regulations & I (?)

Not sure what the I stands for, and this is a guess.

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[quote=BFBSM;19546][quote=FredericSmith;19545]Hello,

I am currently deciphering the military file of a soldier who went A.W.L. for a week in 1941 while attending the Brockville Military Academy in Ontario. The file says that he "automatically forfeits 7 days pay under Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&I."

Anyone knows what Art. 149 (1) (a) F.R.&.I. refers to?
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Article 149 (1) (a) Field Regulations & I (?)

Not sure what the I stands for, and this is a guess.

Mark
I would suggest the "I" means "Instructions", but let me look further and see if I can confirm
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:53 PM   #4
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I've seen it described as Field Regulations & Instructions, though I've never seen such a document. I think it will just be the 'rule' under which that punishment can be applied. It's the Army Act reference that tells you the nature of the offence (ie. AWL)

Sort of related and it's not always consistent, but I think you usually see 'awarded' to indicate the punishment for the offense (ie. Confined to Barracks or a monetary fine) and 'forfeits' to indicate pay you weren't eligible to receive since you were AWL. Days absent and days pay forfeited generally match.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:51 AM   #5
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Sort of related and it's not always consistent, but I think you usually see 'awarded' to indicate the punishment for the offense (ie. Confined to Barracks or a monetary fine) and 'forfeits' to indicate pay you weren't eligible to receive since you were AWL. Days absent and days pay forfeited generally match.
You are absolutly right.

The soldier I am researching went A.W.L. in Ontario, then again in England and again in Italy. Most of the times it was for a whole week. The punishment was incremented each time. At one point he forfeited his pay for the number of days he was absent, and it was doubled. In Italy he was briefly emprisoned, wounded on the field and then sent to a Special Employment Company for the rest of the War. I believe this soldier was deeply troubled from the start, although he was a volunteer.

As for the Army Act references, here is a list (sorry if it's already posted here somewhere) :

AA Section 6 Leaving post while on duty
AA Section 6(1) Attempted rape
AA Section 6(1f) Assault
AA Section 6(1k) Sleeping while on guard duty
AA Section 6(f) Committing an offence against person of an inhabitant
AA Section 7(3a) Mutiny
AA Section 8 Striking a superior officer
AA Section 8(2) insubordination
AA Section 9(2) Disobeying orders
AA Sections 10(4) Breaking out of barracks
AA Section 11 Neglecting to obey standing orders
AA Section 12(1a) Desertion
AA Section 15(1) Absence without leave
AA Section 17 Embezzlement
AA Section 17 Fraudulent misuse of public goods
AA Sections 18(2) Self-inflicted injuries
AA Section 18(4a) Theft
AA Section 18(5) Defrauding the payroll
AA Section 19 Drunkenness
AA Section 22 Escaping confinement
AA Section 40 Conduct to prejudice of good order and military discipline
AA Section 41 Manslaughter
AA Section 41 Forgery
AA Section 41 Theft
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