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Re: Help please Disability Code P43
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 14 May 09 15:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ken and everyone.

I now have a better understanding of what went on.  He served in the battle of  Ypres and seems to have gone over there pretty soon after being drafted.    There seems to have been a telegraph while he was serving and later some correspondance about his medals.   All the pages are hard to read, worse for someone unfamiliar with regiments etc.  (smile).

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REpost Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 23 December 17 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for help in the past with this one.  I have just been sent the original of this document and I noticed on the 'Disability line' is the word AVRIL.

My mother's middle name is that and according to my sister my grandfather said he got the name off a bag of floor he saw in France during the war.  I can see now it was another one of his stories.  Would anyone know what this stands for?

I have googled it and only come up with other women called Avril.

Many Thanks

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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 23 December 17 12:45 GMT (UK) »
If you look to the rightof Disability there are some brackets   - Attrib - Aggrav - Non-Attrib

Against disability is  "attrib" -  ??? (rather than Avril)

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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 23 December 17 12:59 GMT (UK) »
Definitely Attrib not Avril:

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 23 December 17 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Oh heavens yes, I see now, he's been gone decades, but this piece of paper was sent to me by other family in a Christmas Card.   But they must have kept it because it does look like Avril.  The story about a bag of flour seemed rather odd.   But he did have loads of them!

Thanks so much I can rest easy now, knowing how she got that middle name.

Season's greetings.

Steven :D
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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 23 December 17 14:30 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, Sorry all that bother, her middle name is Avlis!!!!!

Not to be confused with car Alvis.....................

Maybe his story was true!

Gee whizz not began Christmas merriment yet!

Steven  :(
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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 23 December 17 14:50 GMT (UK) »
If you look to the rightof Disability there are some brackets   - Attrib - Aggrav - Non-Attrib

Against disability is  "attrib" -  ??? (rather than Avril)

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Just to clarify for anyone wondering what these abbreviations mean:
attrib - attributable to military service
aggrav - aggravated by military service (i.e. condition existed before joining up)
non-attrib - not attributable to war service

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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 23 December 17 21:24 GMT (UK) »
Mothball,

In reply #3, you show a portion of the record which appears to read “Contusion Back” in handwriting.
A contusion is basically a bruise, so he may have been struck by a piece of shrapnel and incurred a very badly bruised back.

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Re: Help please Disability Code P43 answered, thanks
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 23 December 17 22:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the all the added info.  I was  lucky to get his war record online as his name was David Jones (but his middle name was Daniel which made it stand out) , it does vary quite a lot to what he told us.   It reads like he spent time working at Woolwich too.  He also had trouble getting his medal I think, which I didn't find after his death.   These are fascinating documents, but at times very hard to transcribe to us civvies.

So thanks again for added info.

Steven
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