Private P.T. Riggs

Discussions related to researching soldiers of the second world war.
Ludford 101
Endowed
Endowed
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Commendations: 9

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Ludford 101 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Paul Thomas Riggs filed a claim with the Canadian government for POW compensation in 1953.

He received a 2nd payment in 1959.

dakuda
Assistant
Assistant
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Commendations: 1

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by dakuda » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 am

Just out of curiosity how much money would be paid to a POW ??

thanks, Rory

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 1456
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Commendations: 64

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:24 am

dakuda wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 am
Just out of curiosity how much money would be paid to a POW ??

thanks, Rory
Prisoner of War Compensation
A Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, or Canadian merchant mariner, who was a prisoner of war for 30 days or more, or who evaded capture or escaped from the enemy for 30 days or more, may be entitled to compensation under the Pension Act. Compensation may also be paid to members of Allied Forces who were domiciled in Canada or Newfoundland at the time of enlistment in the First or Second World War, and to some civilians who served in support of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The term "prisoner of war" now also includes those who were interned in a neutral country designated as enemy-occupied territory. Algeria and Tunisia are among areas designated in this way. Additional compensation for a spouse/common-law partner and dependents, similar to that awarded for a disability pension, is also available. A prisoner of war is entitled, on application, to basic compensation equal to:

In respect of any period spent as a prisoner of war to Japan:
5% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 30 days but not more than 88 days;
20% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 89 days but not more than 364 days;
50% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 365 days

In respect of any period spent as a prisoner of war of another power:
5% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 30 days but not more than 88 days;
10% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 89 days but not more than 545 days;
15% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 546 days but not more than 910 days;
30% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 911 days but not more than 1,275 days;
35% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 1,276 days but not more than 1,641 days;
40% of basic pension, where that person was a prisoner for periods totaling at least 1,642.

Former prisoners of war are also entitled to receive special awards of Attendance Allowance or Exceptional Incapacity Allowance provided that they meet the eligibility criteria.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/financial/pow

dakuda
Assistant
Assistant
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Commendations: 1

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by dakuda » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:58 am

The Free Press article mentions 3 brothers also with the Camerons, is there info on their fates ??

thanks, Rory

Ludford 101
Endowed
Endowed
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Commendations: 9

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Ludford 101 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:11 pm

dakuda wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 am
Just out of curiosity how much money would be paid to a POW ??

thanks, Rory
I happen to have the paperwork for a claim made by an Essex Scottish man who was also in Stalag IID.

20cents/day

Further compensation:

Shackling 50cents/day
Box Car trips $20.00/per
Custody by Gestapo 80cents/day
Spring 1945 Forced March (referred to as "Hunger March") 80cents/day
Aggravated Malnutrition $50.00

BlaRpwgRgirl
Adjunct
Adjunct
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Commendations: 0

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by BlaRpwgRgirl » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm P.T. Riggs grand daughter.

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 1456
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Commendations: 64

Re: Private P.T. Riggs

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:04 pm

BlaRpwgRgirl wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:27 pm
I'm P.T. Riggs grand daughter.
Welcome to Wartimes.ca. Hopefully the information you see posted on this site by various members is informative to you.....AND, if you have any other details please feel free to post on this thread.

Welcome

Post Reply