A check: A certificate of discharge, e.g., "I am hoping to get my check at the next Medical Board." Also, meaning killed, e.g. "Poor old Bill got his check last night." (C.f. The American term, "handing in one's checks"). 
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.52.
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