Saturday, 24 January 2015

Army Form B.179a - Medical Report on a soldier...

Wounded British soldiers
This is a useful four-page document which not only gives crucial information about a soldier's age, regiment and enlistment date, but also gives us an insight into how Medical Boards arrived at their decisions on whether or not to make an award.
 
Army Form B.179a - medical report on a soldier
 
Page 1 (above) gives details of the soldier and a statement of the case dictated by the man but recorded by the Medical Officer in charge of the case.
 
Army Form B.179a Medical Report on a soldier - Page 2
 
The answers to these questions continued onto page 2.
 
Army Form B.179a Medical Report on a soldier - Page 3
 
Page 3 is where the Medical Board records its opinion.
 
Army Form B.179a Medical Report on a soldier - Page 4
 
This assessment carries over to page four. Arguably the most important part of this form is question 24 which assesses the level of disability.
 
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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Army Form B.221 - Descriptive return, extension of service

 
Army Form B.221 is one of those forms which someone in authority at the MoD, presumably, deemed should be weeded from men's files. I suppose one can understand the logic as information about extension of service is noted in the soldier's statement of services. Nevertheless, it is nice to see these forms where they do survive.
 
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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Army Form B.195 - Certificate of Trade Proficiency


The example illustrated on this post dates to March 1907 and in this soldier's case was completed in June 1909.

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