They will keep open the places of Navy, Army Reservists, Ambulance Brigade men, Territorials and accepted volunteers during absence on public service, such absence to count in all respects as continuous service with the company. During the Boer War the wives and children left behind received weekly allowances provided by the company and the employees, and provision was made for widows and orphans. The company will do its share in like manner under the present circumstances. About 600 employees of the company, Reservists and others joined the colours.
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