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Statutory Declarations as Evidence of Service
If any of the evidence for service is misplaced or unavailable then the claimant making the claim needs to make a statutory declaration stating:
- full particulars and history of service,
- what documents (if any) there were and how they were lost, and
- details of the danger incurred by the person from hostile forces of the enemy (for service pension claims),
- names and addresses of any witnesses who can corroborate the service record.
- Where a statutory declaration corroborates a service claim, it must provide details of how and why the person making the declaration is able to confirm the claimants service, such as:
- they were recruited together,
- they trained together,
- they served together.