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Offline Old Bristolian

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Re: Unlikely to become an efficient soldier
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 18 December 18 17:28 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather tried to enlist in 1914 but was turned down owing to a previous cricket injury to his wrist which resulted in a visible distortion of the prominent bone at the base of his wrist. There was nothing wrong with his dexterity - he was a plumber, and went on to work on aircraft production, thus escaping being called up later when conditions for enlistment were relaxed, as he was in a reserved occupation.
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