Defence Act 1954
Collection and distribution of certain property of deceased members of the Defence Forces.
115.— (1) In this section, the expression “ service estate” means in relation to a deceased member of the Defence Forces—
( a) pay, allowances, gratuities or grants due to him,
( b) personal equipment which he is under regulations permitted to retain,
( c) personal belongings, including money, found on him or in barracks, camp or quarters or otherwise in the care or custody of the Defence Forces.
(2) The service estate of a deceased member of the Permanent Defence Force or of an officer of the Reserve Defence Force who dies while employed on military service or duty during a period during which a proclamation authorising the calling out of reservists on permanent service is in force or during a period during which reservists are called out on permanent service under section 88 or of a man of the Reserve Defence Force who dies while called out on permanent service may be collected, administered and distributed in accordance with regulations made by the Minister.