The Will of Thomas Lewis of Old Court Bosbury, 1916
Summary: On joining the army, a soldier was issued with an Army Pay Book (AB64) which had to be kept
with him at all times. One of the few times he would be parted from his pay book would be if he was involved
in a trench raid when all identification was removed. The Pay Book contained details of the soldier’s
next of kin, some medical information as well as records of his training history. It also contained a form
on which the soldier could complete his will. If he died the will would be retrieved, if possible, from his
pay book. This is one such will.