Letter to Malcolm Staves

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Title

Letter to Malcolm Staves
National Service Acts 1939 to 1941

Description

A letter requiring Malcolm Staves to attend a medical examination in Hessle.

Date

1942-09

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Two printed sheets with handwritten annotations

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[underlined and centred] NATIONAL SERVICE ACTS, 1939 to 1941
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE [/underlined and centred]
Local Office
[rubber stamped] MINISTRY OF LABOUR & NATIONAL SERVICE
MILITARY SERVICE SECTION,
26 THE WEIR,
HESSLE,
E. YORKS. [/rubber stamped]

Registration No. HVF.HY001[?]

Mr. Malcolm Ely Staves,
5, Kingston Villas,
Northgate
Cottingham Eyks[?]

Dear Sir,

I have to inform you that in accordance with the National Service Acts you are required to submit yourself to medical examination by a medical board at 9.30, a.m. on Wednesday, September 16th 1942, at the Medical Board Centre, No:2. [rubber stamped] COMBINED RECRUITING[?] CENTRE NO. 67[?] POST OFFICE CHAMBERS. JAMESON STREET, HULL [/rubber stamped]

If you wear glasses, you should bring them with you to the Medical Board. On reporting for medical examination you should present this form and your Certificate of Registration (N.S.2 or N.S.62) to the clerk in charge of the waiting room.
[deleted] * A Travelling Warrant for your return journey is enclosed. Before starting your journey you must exchange the warrant for a ticket at the booking office named on the warrant. You should take special care of the return half of the ticket as in the event of loss you will be required to obtain a fresh ticket at normal fare at your own expense. [/deleted]
*If you reside more than six miles from the Medical Board Centre and travel by omnibus or tram your fare will be paid at the Centre.
Any expenses or allowances which may become payable to you in accordance with the scale overleaf will be paid to you on application when you attend at the Medical Board Centre.
Immediately on receipt of this notice, you should inform your employer of the date and time at which you are required to attend for medical examination.
If you are called up you will receive a further notification giving you at least three days’ notice. You should accordingly not voluntarily give up your employment because you are required to attend for medical examination.
[underlined] Your attention is directed to the Notes printed on the back of this Notice. [/underlined]
Yours faithfully,
P. J.[?] HALFHEAD Manager.

N.S.6
*Delete if not applicable.
[inserted] AW [/inserted]
P.T.O.

[page break]

[underlined and centred] SCALE [/underlined and centred]
SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCES.
Distance from home to place attended.
Amount. s. d.
Less than 10 miles … … … … … … … - -
10 miles and over but less than 20 miles … 1 0
20 “ “ “ “ 40 “ … 1 6
40 “ “ “ “ 60 “ … 3 0
60 “ “ “ “ “ … 4 6

When an absence overnight is unavoidable an allowance of 5s. 0d. will be paid in addition to the above scale.

ALLOWANCES FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS.
The office at the Medical Board will be authorised to pay compensation for actual loss of earnings up to a maximum of 5s. 0d. to any person who claims such allowance in respect of pecuniary loss unavoidably suffered by attendance at a Medical Board. Any claimant who subsequently finds that this allowance is insufficient and desires to claim further compensation (subject to an overall maximum of 17s. 6d. a day) will be required to submit proof of loss on a claim form which may be obtained from the officer at the Medical Board or the office which issued this notice. Arrangements should be made, wherever possible, to avoid the loss of a full day.

[underlined and centred] NOTES [/underlined and centred]
APPLICATIONS FOR POSTPONEMENT CERTIFICATES.
If, on the ground that exceptional hardship will ensue, you desire to apply for a certificate postponing your calling-up for service, you should, after the completion of your medical examination, ask the Clerk in Charge for an application form, N.S.13. [underlined] The completed form must be returned to this Office within two days of the medical examination. [/underlined]

REGISTRATION AS A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR
You are reminded that an application for provisional registration as a Conscientious Objector cannot ordinarily be accepted if made more than two days after completion of the medical examination.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
If when you receive this notice you have removed to a district a considerable distance from your address as entered on this form, or if by the day fixed for the medical examination you will have removed to such a district, you should not attend for medical examination, but write [italics] at once [/italics] to this Office and await further instructions.

APPLICATIONS FOR ALLOWANCES.
Your attention is directed to the enclosed Form N.S.139 regarding applications for family and dependants allowances and war service grants. You must tell the clerk you attend for medical examination if you wish to make a claim.

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Citation

Great Britain. Ministry of Labour and National Service, “Letter to Malcolm Staves,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 29, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11450.

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