ARMY LIFE

Leaving the Army

1900 al 008a

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PART I. GENERAL OUTLINE OF A SOLDIER'S LIFE

Leaving the Army

A soldier of good character may, on leaving the Army, join the " Corps of Commissionaires." This useful Corps (founded 1859) supplies the public with clerks, theatre attendants, timekeepers, &c, and the services of the men are eagerly sought for.

The Corps has branches in several of the large provincial towns, and in its ranks are comprised men who have fought in every portion of the Empire. They are shown at their monthly muster for Church Parade at Westminster Hall.

The Officer Commanding reports that, during the year 1899, " Every wounded man who has applied has been admitted, and placed in a position to earn a competent living." Any soldier who makes use of the advantages and education offered in the Service, experiences no difficulty in obtaining suitable employment on leaving the Army.

A pathetic incident is shown in the sale by auction of a dead soldier's kit. In some cases, where the friends are in needy circumstances, a very high price is obtained—Tommy, with his usual generosity, giving twice as much as the article is worth.

1900 al 008a 1900 al 008b 1900 al 008c

PAU 1900-AL


LEAVING THE ARMY

A PATHETIC incident is first shown in the sale of a soldier's kit by auction; lively bidding takes place on the part of the ring of soldiers, who purchase the articles for the benefit of the family. Many pensioned soldiers join the Commissionaire Corps, and the film concludes with the church parade of these servants of the public, headed by their band.

PAU 1903-06

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1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 60 ft
4 Grande-Bretagne  

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