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Reason for Discharge
« on: Sunday 16 November 08 15:52 GMT (UK) »
How would I go about finding out the actual reason for Discharge as defined by :-

A.O. 265/17 2B1

on a MiC ?

Many thanks in anticipation !  :)
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:09 GMT (UK) »
I think you'll find it is one of the "unfit for service due to wounds received"....

Does the MIC mention a SWB??
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Army Order 265 of 1917 Reason 2b1.

Newf is there anything else mentioned such as "list" ?
Think its unfit?

Ady
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Cheers both.


Chap enlisted Jun 1916, discharged Jun 1918 - the MiC isnt the format I've seen before - The Medals 'box / grid' is stamped on, and looks like only the Victory medal  ... either that or the British Medal is the same Roll and Page as Victory.

I believe the SWB was sometimes on another card ?

List ? Yes - List 0/1874/1

He was in 3 Regiments, believed underage, got a 'blighty', later gassed, ended up in the Labour Corps


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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Sounds like its the MIC for SWB...It has date of enlistment and discharge,medals in a satamped area with written insert and the "List " annotation will be searchable but only at Kew it wont really give you much more than you already have.

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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:36 GMT (UK) »
No worries - altho it does look like the Victory Medal is the one with a Roll/Page and British is dittoed.

Twas the reason for discharge we really wanted, but if generic 'unfit', that would seem to fit the fact that he was gassed. Just wondered if the '2B1' para might amplify.


Many thanks indeed  :)
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Newf
After "asking a friend" the answer i got was 2(Served after 1917) B (Soldier as opposed to Officer) 1(i) served overseas.
The SWB roll may state W or S wounds or sickness as reason.

Ady :)
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 November 08 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Ady - take a gander at the MiC - tis on free Ancestry, see what you think about it being SWB ?


(Queens Royal Surrey Rifles, Durham LI and Labour Corps)



Thanks again for pursuing the reason ....
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Re: Reason for Discharge
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 November 08 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Virtually the same as the AO 265 of 1914 which it superseded...Just that the SWB had come in by then...
One more charge and then be dumb,
            When the forts of Folly fall,
        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.