Naval Marriages Act, 1908

Naval Marriages Act, 1908: This Act provides that any officer, seaman, or marine borne on the books of one of His Majesty's ships who wishes to marry may, if the marriage is to take place at a register office or a Non-conformist registered building, give notice to his commanding officer, who after the lapse of twenty-one clear days, can issue a certificate for the marriage. The other party must give notice in the usual way to a registration officer in the district in which she resides.

If the marriage is to take place at a church of the Church of England, the chaplain or commanding officer must publish the banns on board the ship on three successive Sundays: he can then issue a certificate of publication of banns. The banns must also be published in the church in which the marriage is to take place. No marriage by licence can take place under this Act.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.143.

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