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.
 
All document images reproduced on this post are Crown Copyright, The National Archives. Service and Pension records can be searched and downloaded from Ancestry and Findmypast. Both companies offer FREE 14-day trials.
 


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