False Characters Act

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I came across this in the middle of a file of service records ... I've never seen this before !! :)

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  2. Stephen Nulty

    Stephen Nulty New Member

    “The Seamen’s and Soldiers False Character Act, 1905” made it a criminal offence for any person to forge the certificate of discharge or the service papers of a seaman or soldier – something which was commonly done in order to gain employment. For a first offence, maximum imprisonment of one month or a fine of £20. Subsequent offences carried a maximum of three months imprisonment with hard labour.

    In 1906, the Act was modified to include the Naval Reserve.
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I wonder how often they enforced it Stephen ?? :confused:

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