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The following shall be the preferential charges on the property of a person dying while subject to [F1service law], and shall, except so far as other provision may be made for them or any of them, be payable in preference to all other debts and liabilities, and, as among themselves, in the following order:—
(1)Expenses of last illness and funeral:
(2)[F2Service] debts, namely, sums due in respect of, or of any advance in respect of—
(b)Mess, band, and other regimental accounts;
(c)[F2Service] clothing, appointments and equipments, not exceeding a sum equal to six months pay of the deceased, and having become due within eighteen months before his death;
to which shall be added, where the death occurs out of the United Kingdom,—
(3)Servants wages, not exceeding two months wages to each servant; and
(4)Household expenses incurred within a month before the death, or after the last issue of pay to the deceased, whichever is the shorter period.
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