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Eric Skeffington Poole:
Territorial Force attestation
Catalogue reference: WO 339/35077


S J Showalter      Lt Col Foreign Service
Army Form E. 501.

 

TERRITORIAL FORCE.

4 years' Service in the United Kingdom.

 

ATTESTATION OF

No. 559 Name Eric Skeffington Poole
Corps
B Batty - HAC (B. Reserve Battery)
Questions to be put to the Recruit before Enlistment.
1. What is your Name and Address? 1. Eric. S. Poole
Spreyton.
Guildford.
2. Are you willing to be attested for service in the Territorial Force for this term of 4 years (provided His Majesty should so long require your services) for the County of * London to serve in the # H.A.C.? 2. yes.
3. Have you received a notice stating the liabilities you are incurring by enlisting, and do you understand them? 3. yes.
4. Do you now belong to, or have you ever served in the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Marines, the Militia, the Special Reserve, the Territorial Force, the Imperial Yeomanry, the Volunteers, the Army Reserve, the Militia Reserve, or any Naval Reserve Force? If so, state which unit and, if discharged, cause of discharge 4. 63rd Rgt Halifax Rifles. N.S., Canada
Under the provisions of Sections 13 and 99 of the Army Act, if a person knowingly makes a false answer to any question contained in the attestation paper, he renders himself liable to punishment.
I, Eric. Skeffington Poole do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements made.
Eric. S. Poole SIGNATURE OF RECRUIT.
L.G. Farley. Signature of Witness.
OATH TO BE TAKEN BY RECRUIT ON ATTESTATION.
I, Eric Skeffington Poole swear by Almighty God, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Fifth, His Heirs, and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity against all enemies, according to the conditions of my service.
CERTIFICATE OF MAGISTRATE OR ATTESTING OFFICER.
I, R A Connell do hereby certify, that, in my presence, all the foregoing Questions were put to the Recruit, above named, that the Answers written opposite to them are those which he gave to me, and that he has made and signed the Declaration, and taken the oath at Finsbury on this 3 day of
Oct 1914 R.A. Connell, Major Signature of Justice of the Peace, Officer, or other person authorized to attest Recruits.
If any alteration is required on this page of the Attestation, a Justice of the Peace should be requested to make it and initial the alteration under Section 80 (6), Army Act.
The Recruit should, if he require it, receive a copy of the Declaration on Army Form E. 501A.
* Here insert County.     #Here insert Corps.



The entries on this page only require to be made from time to time as they occur.
STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 559.  Name Eric S. Poole
Showing preliminary training, other special courses of training, Annual Training,† and when mobilized, etc.
Corps
Promotions, Reductions, Casualties, &c.
Rank
From
To
Signature of Officer certifying correctness of Entries
Service towards engagement reckons from
       
HON. ARTILLERY COMPANY. (stamp)
   
B. Res: Batty Embodied driver
3. Oct.14 2-5-15 [??]radley Dyne, Major
           
Total service towards engagement in the Territorial Force to 2-5-15 (date of discharge)   -  - years 212 days. CHARACTER
  V. good
Discharged in consequence of being appointed to a Commission in the 14th Batt. W. Yorkshire Regt.
The discharge of the above-named man is hereby approved.
Station London Signature J G Williamson
Date 3rd. May 191 5. (stamp) COL. I/C TERRITORIAL FORCE RECORD OFFICE, LONDON.
 
# In the case of Annual Training it will be sufficient to state if "Present," or "Absent" and the year.

 




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